Farhan Akhtar opens up about Ranveer Singh replacing SRK in Don 3!
Wed August 16th, 2023
Last Monday, Farhan Akhtar made the highly awaited Don 3 and the new main character official announcements. He wreaked havoc on the internet by revealing Ranveer Singh's first appearance as the new Don. The actor's style and demeanor were adored by the audience, who thought he would be ideal for the role. However, several online commenters expressed skepticism over his casting because he would be taking over for Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in the role of Don. Now that these comments have been addressed, Farhan has provided additional information on the filming timeline.
The director recently discussed choosing Ranveer to play the role of the new Don in an interview with a media outlet. He discussed how Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan went through a similar experience when SRK took over Senior Bachchan's role as Don, and how the actor expressed his own anxiety about filling their respective roles. Farhan revealed, “I’m just really looking forward to get 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.”
Discussing how Ranveer would be ideal for the part, Farhan further revealed, “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 director gave additional information regarding the film's shooting timeline and said that production would begin in January 2025.
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