The anticipation surrounding the much-awaited film 'Don 3' reached new heights when Farhan Akhtar, the director of the franchise, officially announced the film and its new lead hero last week. The first look of Ranveer Singh as the new Don took the internet by storm, captivating fans with his impeccable style and mannerisms that seemed tailor-made for the iconic character.
While the majority celebrated this choice, some netizens expressed uncertainty about his casting, given the legendary portrayals of the character by Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. Farhan Akhtar, however, has addressed these concerns and shed light on the upcoming film's filming schedule.ALSO READ: Suhana Khan celebrates dad Shah Rukh Khan's 58th birthday with throwback snaps & loving words
In a recent conversation with BBC Asian Network, Farhan delved into the process of casting Ranveer Singh as the new Don. He shared insights into Ranveer's feelings about stepping into the shoes of the revered actors who previously portrayed the character. Just as Shah Rukh Khan faced skepticism when replacing Amitabh Bachchan as Don, Ranveer is experiencing a similar mix of excitement and nerves. Farhan expressed his enthusiasm about the project, stating, "I’m just really looking forward to get it going. I mean Ranveer is amazing. He’s great for the part... 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."
Addressing the essence of the character, Farhan emphasized the qualities that define a good Don. "Self-confidence, flamboyance, and the ability to do anything that your mind is set on," he explained, highlighting the essence of the iconic character.
Fans can mark their calendars, as Farhan Akhtar also revealed new details about the film's shooting schedule. 'Don 3' is set to commence its filming journey in January 2025, bringing Ranveer Singh's version of the enigmatic character to life on the silver screen.ALSO READ: Rajkumar Hirani & Shah Rukh Khan gift fans first drop of 'Dunki'