Farhan Akhtar reportedly read Shah Rukh Khan the script for the eagerly anticipated movie Don 3 last month, according to a report. Farhan Akhtar chose to return to the writing desk because the superstar was not totally sold on the concept.
Now that we have discovered some intriguing information on the script of Don 3, which Farhan Akhtar narrated, According to a source, Farhan had the grand plan to cast Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan together in the third movie. It’s interesting to note that Bachchan Saab played the lead in the first Don (1978). While SRK’s version featured Don dying and the kind-hearted Vijay surviving, it had a different resolution. Therefore, it’s unclear if Big B was intended to take on the character from the original film. Farhan had, however, undoubtedly considered Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan for Don 3.
And there’s more, said the source. Ranveer Singh was meant to make a cameo appearance in Don 3 according to Farhan’s screenplay. He too intended to portray Don. The plan was for Ranveer’s Don to inherit the iconic position in the upcoming films by taking over from SRK’s Don character.
“Don 3 is one of the most anticipated movies of all time,” the insider continued. “If Shah Rukh Khan is joined by Amitabh Bachchan and Ranveer Singh, then it would have also translated into a record-breaking opening, especially if the picture had been released on a holiday.”
Let’s see if Farhan Akhtar develops this concept in a stronger and more compelling fashion, or if he opts for a new plot, the insider concluded. The desire to see Don 3 will always be intense, regardless of the plot and whether Shah Rukh Khan stars alone or with other celebrities.