The third installment of the Don franchise is finally in works after almost 8 years and the fans of the franchise will be happy to hear that Shah Rukh Khan will be reprising the titular role of Don, jiska intezaar toh gyarah mulkon ki police kar rahi hai, lekin Don ko padkadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai.
After Zero, Shah Rukh Khan was supposed to do a Rakesh Sharma biopic, Saare Jahaan Se Achha but after speculations of Don 3 going on floors, it was assumed that maybe King Khan has opted out of being in space again, after Zero’s mission to Mars faced massive flak from the critics and the audiences alike. But the writer of the movie, Anjum Rajabali squashed all those rumors and confirmed that he is still very much a part of the project and will finish the shooting of the film before Don 3 begins.
The good thing is that Don 3 has got a title! It is Don: The Final Chapter which will be full of action and twists as the previous two movies but only better. SRK’s last few films haven’t worked very well at the box office and he is very conscious about making the right choices, more than before. As the name suggests, this will be the last of the franchise as the makers do not wish to drag it unnecessary and rather leave it with a great climax. A source was quoted as saying,
“Shah Rukh Khan and Excel Entertainment have finally locked on to the script. Don: The Final Chapter will be full of action and trickery. But it all ends! They thought it would be nice to give the franchise a great end, rather than dragging it. And hence, they’ve come up with a great climax that will have everyone stunned.”
The director of the series, Farhan Akhtar’s crime drama is in pre-production stage and things are looking good for the movie. It has been reported that the film will have major changes in the plot and its storyline and so, we will not see Priyanka Chopra in the Final Chapter. The other two of the series, Don: The Chase Begins (2006) and Don 2 (2011) saw amazing chemistry of Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra but this time, the makers have decided to go for a new face to star opposite Khan.
The film, Don was a remake of a 1978 Amitabh Bachchan starrer with the same name and the twist in the end made this one even more interesting for the audiences to watch. The multi-talented director, Farhan will reportedly also play a very significant role and it will only add to the otherwise great plot of the film. Since it is helmed by Farhan Akhtar, it seems that this can work greatly in favour of Shah Rukh Khan and help him revamp his image of the King of Bollywood.
It is still to be noted which actor will be roped in for Don: The Final Chapter. We just hope someone as good as Priyanka Chopra is cast in order to elevate and enhance the plot of the film like Chopra did with her performances in the other two movies of the series.