Well, it is now official! Ranveer Singh is the new Don.
Earlier today, Farhan dropped a teaser video to introduce him in ‘Don 3’. While the video doesn’t show his face first, he can be seen in a macho, black avatar in a jacket with a cigarette in hand. One can hear him say, “Maut se khelna zindagi hai meri, jeetna hi mera kaam hai. Tum toh ho jaante,joh mera naam hai.”
He further says the iconic dialogue from ‘Don’, “gyarah mulkon ki police dhundhti hai mujhe, par pakad paaya hai mujhko kaun, main hoon Don.” This teaser was shared with the caption, “A new era begins.”
Now fresh reports are coming in as to why Shah Rukh Khan was replaced as Don and Ranveer Singh was brought in. According to Koimoi, Shah Rukh himself felt that he has given his all to the first two franchises and it is now someone else’s turn to take over. Not only that, Farhan it seems, was well aware that the audience will have trouble accepting a new Don, but SRK convinced him that even James Bond has gone through profile changes.
On the other hand, reportedly Ranveer himself lobbied to be cast as Don, and had several meetings with Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani before he was zeroed in.