Last Month, Farhan Akhtar announced Ranveer Singh will pay the new Don in Don 3. After this announcement several fans showcased their disappointment over the new casting of the film.
Now, the actor-director-producer has finally broken his silence on the decision of replacing SRK with Ranveer in the upcoming installment.
Speaking to Variety about the change of the lead actor, Akhtar said, “I’m not in the position of replacing anybody. These are things that we discussed over the years, I wanted to take a certain direction with the story, and somehow we just couldn’t find common ground. We just parted mutually knowing that it’s probably for the best. So that’s where it is.”
“I’m really excited Ranveer’s on board. He’s so charged and so ready to go. It’s a big film, just purely from the point of view of an actor, it’s a big thing to do, and we’re really excited to have him on board. His energy is energizing us, so to speak,” Akhtar added.
The original character was played by Amitabh Bachchan in the 80s followed by SRK in the 2000s in Don and Don 2.
Don 3 is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar of Excel Entertainment with Akhtar set to direct.