For the past few weeks speculation regarding ‘Don 3’ have been rife. There were reports in tabloids that Shah Rukh Khan was no longer associated with the hit franchise and that Ranveer Singh will be walking into his shoes.
Speculation was rife that Shah Rukh Khan had opted out of the third instalment of the action-thriller franchise. Not just this, it was also rumoured that the movie will see a new director in form of Zoya Akhtar.
However, when a major daily got in touch with Farhan, he said, "I am a bit tired of speaking about Don 3. This news doesn't come from me. I don't start and end it. People can happily say what they want to and amuse themselves. When I have something to say, I will say it. There is nothing to hide."
Earlier this week, Zoya Akhtar dismissed the news of Ranveer signing Don 3 as "absolute nonsense". When she was prodded about the status of the film, she refused to divulge any details. "Na toh main Farhan Akhtar hoon, na hi main Shah Rukh Khan ya Ritesh Sidhwani (producer) hoon," she said.
The ‘Don’ franchise stars Shah Rukh Khan as Don, while Priyanka Chopra featured as a feisty cop. The first part released in 2006 and ‘Don 2’ released in 2011. But it is rumoured that the third instalment will star a new female lead instead of Priyanka Chopra.