Ranveer Singh has just been confirmed in Don 3! Did you know rumour has it, Don 3 was first planned with Shah Rukh who would be returning to the iconic franchise?
It seems something went amiss in Farhan Akhtar’s plan and SRK won’t be returning as the all evasive and charming Don! Rumours suggest, despite the sustained fan anticipation the film was actually never set in motion. Turns out it will be the quite quirky yet ace performer Ranveer Singh getting into the charming gangster’s character.
Just in: Don 3 is slated for a 2025 release, directed and written by Farhan Akhtar, who also steered the two SRK movies. Co- produced by Ritesh Sidhwani. Amongst the two most iconic Dons in Bollywood’s history, will Ranveer Singh be able to leave the same insurmountable mark?
Hitting Rewind To Remember The OG Don
All Bollywood fans know the undisputed OG Don title is solely attributed to the true king of Bollywood or as many knew him to be THE angry young man – Yes, we are talking about Amitabh Bachan, the legend. Then came the romance king who some would say brought his own slightly charismatic and romantic touch to the gangster’s role which would lead on to be become much celebrated.
The Romance king of Bollywood aka SRK, ventured out into a more cryptic, tad negative, action oriented role with Don. Though the originality and irreplaceable aura of Amitabh as Don was not lost on most, SRK’s fans began to recognise him as the Don they would remember for the following decades and the hit promised SRK to live for another sequel as Don.
Farhan Akhtar Shares His Thoughts On His Threequel
Though, what most weren’t expecting was the 3rd installation of the movie setting up for a release much later, to be precise, 14 years later. Farhan Akhar shared an instagram post with his thoughts on his 2025 release: “It was 1978 when the nation witnessed the rage of Don for the first time with superstar Mr Amitabh Bachchan playing the lead. While the first film continues to hold its charm, Excel Entertainment is delighted to announce the directorial homecoming of Farhan Akhtar’s Don. With a legacy firmly established through his iconic two-film action franchise with Shah Rukh Khan in 2006 and 2011, the director is set to redefine the boundaries of storytelling once again in Don 3.”
He added, “The time has now come to take the legacy of Don forward and joining us in this new interpretation will be an actor whose talent and versatility I have long admired. We hope that you will show him the love you have so graciously and generously shown to Mr Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. A new era of Don begins in 2025. Watch this space.”
It’s no shocker if the director actually foresaw audiences having trouble graciously and generously accepting the new Don. Here are some takes on Ranveer Singh as Don on Twitter verse:
A Mediocre Promo For An Iconic Franchise
“With all due respect, This was a very MID promo for an Iconic Franchise”
History Of Ruining Iconic Franchises
“History is proof whenever other person tried to enter franchise in 3rd installment they ruined it. Salman ruined iconic race franchise of Saif, Aamir ruined Dhoom and now Ranveer Singh will do the same. @iamsrk as don will always be irreplaceable. #Don3“
SRK Too Replaced Amitabh At One Point, So Why Are We So Anti-Ranveer?
“People crying over #RanveerSingh replacing SRK, as if SRK’s Don was an original one. The feeling many have currently for Ranveer Singh’s #Don3, the same original fans of #AmitabhBachchan had for #SRK‘s Don 1. Looking forward to DON, in a naya avatar, RS will defo nail it!”
Ranveer Is Unable To Evoke Any Emotions As Don
“DON franchise is all about having so much of charm & swag that audience falls in love with the negative character. Ranveer Singh is unable to evoke these emotions even with his romantic characters, no way he can do the same for a character like Don #Don3”
Still Got Time To Cut The Losses Because The Audiences Are Not Impressed
Ranveer Can’t Possibly Match SRK’s Swag
“Ranveer Singh can take 7 births but still he won’t be able to match 1% of SRK’s swag and charisma in DON #Don3“
Perhaps People Must Know Better To Not Underestimate Ranveer Singh!
“People should know better by now not to underestimate @RanveerOfficial or claim he’s a miscast. He has proven his capabilities time & time again but haters will remain too blind to see that He makes every role his own & does it complete justice and #Don3 will be no different”
While it may have been absolutely terrific if SRK was returning in the Franchise but since he is not, are we reacting disproportionately to the news? Are we actually under estimating Ranveer Singh’s versatility and undermining his enthralling performances over the years?
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