Recently, producer Ritesh Sidhwani shared a photo of Farhan Akhtar and teased the fans that the filmmaker-actor is busy working on his next script. Now, after reports of Jee Le Zaraa being put on the backburner by Farhan due to date issues with the female leads, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt have started circulating, it is being reported that he has started work on Don 3’s script starring Shah Rukh Khan.
An online portal quoted a source that said, “Don is a subject close to everyone at Excel. The team has been trying to crack and develop an idea for Don 3 for a while now, but the same has been put on the back burner time and again due to lack of novelty factor. But the team has finally scummed upon an idea that's exciting and will take the franchise to the next level. Farhan has started writing the script, and will give narration to his Don aka. SRK, once the screenplay is locked.”
The portal further wrote that Farhan has discussed the idea of Don 3 with his father Javed Akhtar who wrote the script of the original with Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan. The source further said, “Like always, Don 3 is still in the early stages and the future of the project will definitely depend on what shape the screenplay finally takes, but yes, it's confirmed that Farhan has started work on Don 3 script. Unlike the last few attempts to make a part 3, the idea this time around is too exciting to let go off, and everyone around is giving more than 100 percent to this project.”
The first Don starred SRK and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the lead and was an official remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s classic film. However, Don 2 was an original film that took the franchise further and had SRK, Priyanka, Lara Dutta, Om Puri, Boman Irani and Kunal Kapoor as the star cast. However, there has been no formal announcement about Don 3 as of now.