Farhan Akhtar is not only an actor but also a singer and writer, director. He has directed famous films in bollywood like the Cult classic, “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Lakshya”. One of his most appreciated films is the “Don” franchise, “Don” and “Don 2” starring Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani and Priyanka Chopra.
Don: The Chase Begins Again
“Don” is a 2005 film starring Shah Rukh Khan, as an anti hero of sorts. It is based on the 1978 film “Don” played by Amitabh Bachchan. Shah Rukh Khan is very well known for his negative roles in the films “Anjaam”, “Baazigar” and “Darr”. In this film, he plays a charismatic gangster who is wanted by the entire police force but can never be caught. He is sly, smart and witty, but also cruel in a charming way that adds to the character’s essence.
Priyanka Chopra as Roma acts opposite him trying to avenge the death of her brother because of the drug cartel that Don heads. The story revolves around capturing the cunning Don using his lookalike Vijay Pal. The well written story has garnered its fair share of love and appreciation especially for the main characters of Don and Roma.
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Don 2: The King Is Back
Don 2, as the name suggests is the sequel to the first film released in 2006. The much awaited second installment came out in 2011, and this time the film has additional characters and is set in Berlin and Zurich for the most part.
Shah Rukh Khan resumes his role as theinfamous gangster, head of the Asian Drug Cartel. Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor have also appeared along with Boman Irnai and Priyanka Chopra who is back as Roma. Roma has now joined the Interpol to get to Don and lock him up for good this time. The story revolves around Don stealing official currency plates from the bank in Zurich.
The music for both these films was done by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and has received awards for the iconic impression it has put on audiences. The second film ends on an ambiguous note and almost hints at a third installment. Although it’s been 12 years and the fans are disappointed about not getting a third film in the Don franchise.
Farhan Akhtar on Don 3
Farhan Akhtar recently gave clues about wanting to finally give the fans a final installment in the Don series. And as expected, people were overjoyed about seeing Shah Rukh Khan being back as Don. But the catch here is that Don himself is being replaced. This has created quite a stir among the audience.The actor posted a tease of the “3” written in the signature “Don” style and has left fans wondering what “The new Era” means.
Speculations on this particular point are that Ranveer Singh is being asked to play “Don” but all fans say that he definitely cannot pull it off as well as Shah Rukh Khan. Fans are distraught over the fact that the main character may be replaced. Ranveer Singh has had his fair share of success in the industry with his most recent blockbuster to be “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani” which released late July 2023.
Although whoever plays Don is quite an Icon. Right from Amitabh Bachchan in 1978 to Shah Rukh Khan in 2006 and 2011. Fans only hope that the new era does not mean replacing the much awaited iconic Don anti hero played by none other than Shah Rukh Khan.