Fans of Don franchise have been eagerly waiting for the next film and we have got a good news for them. The third installment of the hit franchise, starring Shah Rukh Khan will soon go on floors as work on its script has begun, producer Ritesh Sidhwani confirmed.
“It will happen sooner than you know as we have started working on the script and the story. I think we need to crack the story as the responsibility is more (to get it right for the third part). With the next film in Don franchise we won’t take that much time, we will make it fast,” he said.
According to Sidhwani, the team would make an official announcement about Don 3 next year. Farhan Akhtar and Sidhwani’s production company, Excel Entertainment, owns the rights of the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 1978 film Don. Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) also starred Priyanka Chopra opposite Shah Rukh Khan, who stars in the title role.
Speculations are rife especially over Priyanka’s character, Roma. According to reports, Deepika Padukone’s name had emerged to replace the Quantico actor. When asked if the makers can play around with the central characters, especially that of Priyanka’s, Sidhwani said it is too early to comment. ''We have not decided what we are going to do with it. Right now the film is in idea stage, it needs to come out in the form of story and screenplay. So it is too early to say anything,” he said. “Last year, had you asked me about it (making Don 3) I would have said, we are not thinking about it. But right now we are seriously thinking about it and have started working towards it,” the producer added.
Farhan Akhtar who directed the previous two parts is writing the story but it is not confirmed whether he would direct it or not.
(With PTI inputs)
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