When Farhan Akhtar decided to collaborate with Shah Rukh Khan to recreate the 1977 classic Don, fans were on top of the world. They absolutely loved their favourite star, SRK, in Amitabh Bachchan’s shoes and his chemistry with Priyanka Chopra. The film became such a huge hit, that Farhan made its sequel, Don 2 : The Chase Continues in 2006. It’s been a little over a decade since then and fans are waiting for the third installment, particularly after Akhtar dropped major hints about Don 3 in the climax of Don 2. However, there has been no development in all these years, making us wonder if the film is even happening or no. However, if recent reports are to be believed, the project seems to have been set in motion. Also Read - Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas Give Hints of Embracing Parenthood, Are They Planning Baby?
Farhan has reportedly developed the script. DNA quoted a source as saying, “He had bounced the idea off to SRK, who liked it. Farhan had taken a break from acting and channelised all his energy into developing the script for this film of the Don franchise. He has finally locked the script and things are moving in the right direction.” Needless to say, fans wanted to see Priyanka play the role of a cop in this film as well, but she reportedly declined the offer. Thus, this time audiences will not only get to see Farhan direct the film but also act in it. He will be playing a desi top cop to Shah Rukh’s Don. Also Read - It's a Girl For Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli! From Alia Bhatt To Sania Mirza, Celebs Pour In Their Congratulations!
The source further revealed to the leading daily, “Farhan will also act in this film. He will play a desi top cop to Shah Rukh’s Don. Since a portion of the film will be set in India, Farhan will be seen donning the policeman’s uniform in the film.” Previously, there were talks about him playing Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s role in Raees, but that didn’t see the light of day. Furthermore, the source said that the storyline is such that it doesn’t need Priyanka’s character (Roma) in it at all and thus is expected to have a new cast that will be finalised soon. Also Read - Priyanka Chopra's Note For US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is The Best Thing on Women Empowerment Today
Currently, Farhan is busy giving finishing touches to the script and we hear that SRK and plan to co-produce the film mid next year. The khabri further told DNA, “SRK will be finishing Salute and then get to this film straight away. It is likely to release in 2020.” So, are you excited?