Rumours have been rife about the ‘Don’ franchise after it emerged that Shah Rukh Khan could be leaving the role of the iconic character.
Over the weekend, speculation about Ranveer Singh replacing Khan in the franchise went into overdrive. However, it seems that the rumours are completely baseless, according to insiders.
A source close to the development revealed to Hindustan Times, “All these reports (of Shah Rukh Khan stepping out of Don 3) are baseless and just done to create a stir. It is a very speculative piece, with no confirmation. In fact, the reports indicate that Don is not a commercial project, which shows how baseless the report is. The success of the first two parts signal how commercial it is. At the moment, Farhan is just starting to work on the script, and there is no discussion regarding Shah Rukh leaving the franchise. Everyone knows that there is no Don franchise without Shah Rukh Khan.”
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The source further stated that Khan has not opted out of the franchise. “That is because he has made an image out of the film now. In fact, he has many franchise led projects in his kitty, which he is not willing to let go off. Agar Don ko quit karna hota woh bahut phele hi kar chuka hota, especially when there has been such a long gap after the second part,” it added.