Farhan Akhtar on Ranveer Singh replacing Shah Rukh Khan in Don 3: People can say what they want

Apr 12 2019 10:44AM

Farhan Akhtar is sick of the conjecture surrounding his upcoming directorial venture Don 3. Speculation was rife that Shah Rukh Khan had opted out of the third installment of the action-thriller franchise and Ranveer Singh was stepping into his shoes.

However, when a major daily got in touch with Farhan, he said, "I am a bit tired of speaking about Don 3. This news does not come from me. I don;t start and end it. People can happily say what they want to and amuse themselves. When I have something to say, I will say it. There is nothing to hide."

Earlier this week, Zoya Akhtar dismissed the news of Ranveer signing Don 3 as "absolute nonsense". When she was prodded about the status of the film, she refused to divulge any details. "Na toh main Farhan Akhtar hoon, na hi main Shah Rukh Khan ya Ritesh Sidhwani (producer) hoon," she said.

When Shah Rukh stepped into Amitabh Bachchan shoes as Don in the remake of the 1978 hit of the same name, fans welcomed his menacing smirk and inimitable swagger with open arms. He reprised his role in Don 2 (2011), and the film was again a resounding success at the box office. Since then, the audience has been eagerly waiting for Don 3.

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani revealed in an interview with PTI in 2017 that the makers had finally zeroed in on a story for Don 3 and that scripting was in process. However, almost two years have passed since then but the film is yet to go on floors.

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