Return of the don

Return of the don

After the box-office success of the ‘Don’ franchise, actor-director Farhan Akhtar will be teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan yet again for a Rahul Dholakia project, where the superstar is likely to play a Gujarati don.

 The film will be produced by Farhan and his partner Ritesh Sidhwani under their home banner Excel Entertainment Pvt Ltd. It is currently in the scripting stage.

 “Shah Rukh is doing the film. We are not sure when it will go on floors exactly, but it will be next year. Shah Rukh is excited about the film and we need to work out the schedule as he has prior commitments,” Ritesh confirms.

As for ‘Don 3’, the makers want to be sure that they have an exciting script in hand. “With a franchise like ‘Don’, and the character, it’s important to get excited by the script. Neither Shah Rukh, Farhan or even I want to get into making a film because there is excitement about it. We also want to be happy with the script. If that happens, then I would love
to do it,” he adds.

On the other films in pipeline, Ritesh says Fukrey 2 and Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Rock On 2’ is being scripted. About Fukrey, he says, “It is a great film and people want to see a sequel to it. There are memorable characters in the film which you can take forward.”

Also, there are a couple of other films like Zoya’s next, reportedly on sibling relationship. There is a buzz that it will feature Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra but Ritesh does not reveal much. “It’s an ensemble cast. We are waiting to get the actors finalised first, then make a formal announcement.

There is speculation going on but we are not talking about the three people in the project. We will start filming in mid-April next year,” he adds.

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