Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has decided to leave Don 3.
A source told Pinkvilla, “Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani have had multiple detailed discussions with Shah Rukh Khan on Don 3. Before the pandemic, a couple of ideas were also discussed, which took shape of a script through the pandemic. Meetings have happened recently too, but Shah Rukh Khan is not too keen to get back as Don again at this point of time. He is willing to do commercial films that cater to universal section of audience, and Don certainly doesn’t fit the bracket of cinema that he is willing to do for the coming few years. He has conveyed his decision to the stakeholders at Excel.”
The report further added that in order to turn the reboot film of the franchise a bigger outing, the makers, including Akhtar, had come up with an idea to bring three generations of Don together- Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and a gen-next star to portray the generational shift of Don. However, SRK wasn’t on board with the idea.
The source added, “The talks at the moment are on with a hero who has done two films with Excel in the last decade. He is keen to step into the shoes of Don, but has his reservations too, as the legacy of the franchise and the actors who portrayed Don before can’t be replicated by anyone. Don will be rebooted once one of the younger actors takes up the challenge.”