The series of the movie ‘Don’ initially starred Amitabh Bachchan as the lead character. The movie was released in 1978. After this in 2006 the movie ‘Don’ had Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role and same with Don 2 released in 2011.
And now ‘Don 3’ the Farhan Akhtar directorial will see Ranveer Singh take on the role after Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
The announcement was met with divided reactions. A majority of fans were disappointed with the replacement while some others were wishing Ranveer best of luck to fill the big shoes.
And while addressing this backlash, director of ‘Don 3’ Farhan Akhtar in a conversation with BBC Asian Network said “I’m just really looking forward to getting it going. I mean Ranveer is amazing. He’s great for the part. He’s also as you can imagine, really excited and really nervous, about the thing you’re filling some big shoes before you. But we went through the same emotional process when Shah Rukh did it and everyone was like ‘Oh my God, how can you replace Mr. Bachchan?.’ That whole thing happened then.”
He further added “It really is about an actor coming in and owning the part and making it really like, giving it their style and their flair. And he has that, he has that in spades. So, he’s going to do a great job. I think the responsibility is more mine now to make sure that the script and the film works out the way I imagine.” Farhan was also asked what qualities made for a good Don to which he replied, “self confidence, flamboyance and the ability to do anything that your mind is set on.”
The teaser of the movie was recently revealed by the team in which Ranveer Singh was seen introducing himself as Don. Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar of Excel Entertainment, the film is scheduled to release in 2025.
Let us now wait for how the audience reacts to the new Don!