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Farhan Akhtar hints at third film in ‘Don’ franchise

By: Mohnish Singh

Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Wednesday teased the third part of his popular action franchise Don.

Akhtar, who directed the first two parts featuring Shah Rukh Khan, shared a post about the new project on social media.

“A New Era Begins,” read the tagline in the short clip set on the theme of Don.

The first Don released in 2006 and the second installment came out in 2011 with Shah Rukh and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the lead reprising their characters.

The franchise started after Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s banner Excel Entertainment bought the rights to the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 1978 film of the same name, written by veteran writer duo Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan.

In May, Sidhwani had said the third installment was in the “scripting” stage.

“Till my partner (Akhtar) finishes writing it, we won’t do anything. Right now, he is in the phase of completing the script… Even all of us are eagerly waiting to see ‘Don’,” Sidhwani had told PTI.

There are reports that the upcoming film will feature a new lead.


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