Ever since Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan collaborated in 2011 for ‘Don 2’, there have been ongoing discussions about when ‘Don 3’ will be made! Be it Farhan Akhtar’s photo of picking up the pen to write the script for the much-awaited sequel to Amitabh Bachchan sharing a throwback photo with SRK, there’s just talk about the film with no official announcement ever made. Now if a report in Bollywood Hungama is to go by, the film has hit a roadblock as SRK is not ‘fully convinced’ about the script and hence, has not given his nod to the Farhan Akhtar-directorial.
The portal quoted a source as saying, “It’s not like Shah Rukh Khan didn’t like the script. It’s just that Shah Rukh was not fully convinced. He knows Don is an iconic role and would like to step back into the character once he’s completely confident of the script. The box office scenario is not very healthy and he wants to be doubly sure before signing on the dotted line.”
Now, we have got some insights about Don 3’s idea that was turned down by Shah Rukh Khan. As per the reports flowing in, Farhan wanted to present three generations of Don together. He had planned of casting Amitabh Bachchan, reprising his iconic Don character, and also wanted to bring in a younger actor to play a baddie.
Even though the idea looks unique, Shah Rukh Khan wasn’t very happy about Don 3 being driven by that concept. So, he immediately rejected it, thus making Farhan Akhtar come back to zero.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will be making his comeback with Pathaan, which releases on 25th January 2023. He also has Atlee’s Jawan and Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki in his kitty, releasing on 2nd June 2023 and 22nd December 2023 respectively.