The third instalment of ‘Don 3’ has been on the card for quite some time, and though rumours are doing the rounds from where the film will be shot, to a new leading lady, no further confirmation has been made about when filming will commence.
Reported on Mid-Day, it has been speculated that ‘Don 3’ will be shot in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and not Malaysia. Director Ritesh Sidhwani said in a statement to PTI last December that ‘Don 3’ will be happening, “It will happen sooner than you know as we have started working on the script and the story. I think we need to crack the story as the responsibility is more (to get it right for the third part). With the next film in ‘Don’ franchise we won’t take that much time, we will make it fast.”
Excel Entertainment production house, co-owned by Farhan Akthar and Sidhwani, acquired the right’s to the original ‘Don’ (1978) starring Amitabh Bachchan. ‘Don’ (2006) and ‘Don 2’ (2011) both starred Shah Rukh Khan as Don and Priyanka Chopra as Roma. But now rumours are saying Chopra won’t be a part of ‘Don 3’, leaving the team to find a replacement for a key character. Apparently, Deepika Padukone name has been suggested but when Sidhwani was asked if it was possible to make changes to characters, to which he said it was too early to say.