By now we all know that reports about Shah Rukh Khan plunging into the next instalment of the Don series were mere fantasy. There have been a lot of rumours surrounding the film with most insisting that Ranveer Singh or Ranbir Kapoor would be stepping into Shah Rukh Khan’s shoes. But these are still not confirmed.
Farhan Akhtar, the director of Don and Don 2, informally told this writer that he’s currently immersed in his acting assignment as Priyanka Chopra’s husband in Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink and has no script or even a vague plotline for the next Don movie.
However, we can tell you this. Farhan has grandiose plans for the Don franchise in future. If all goes well, he intends to bring together the current Don Shah Rukh Khan and the original Don Amitabh Bachchan in the daddy of all Don films.
Mr Bachchan and Mr Khan, it must be noted, are more than game for the idea. They have shared a mutual love and affection for decades now. For those who have seen the two superstars promoting the noire blockbuster Badla, the camaraderie between them is striking and genuine.
Says a source in the know, “Bachchan Saab and Shah Rukh share a great bonding. Bringing the original Don and the Don from the remake is an idea Farhan is working on.”
The original Don, released in the 70s was one of the biggest hits of Amitabh Bachchan’s career.