Don 3, the third installation in the Shah Rukh film series will be set in the Middle East.
Producer Farhan Akhtar will be coming together with SRK for Don 3 in 2018. Work on the script has already begun and it will be narrated to King Khan in the coming months.
If the trade grapevine is to be believed, the long-in-the-planning Don 3 will be shot in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and not Malaysia as in the earlier outings. The Shah Rukh Khan-starrer is slated to go on floors next year.
It is also being said that a newcomer will play SRK’s leading lady. Though there is nothing official from writer-director Farhan Akhtar, producer Ritesh Sidhwani had earlier said that the third outing of Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) will happen.
Excel Entertainment production house, co-owned by Farhan Akhtar and Sidhwani, acquired the rights to the original ‘Don’ (1978) starring Amitabh Bachchan. ‘Don’ (2006) and ‘Don 2’ (2011) both starred Shah Rukh Khan as Don and Priyanka Chopra as Roma.
But now rumors are saying Chopra won’t be a part of ‘Don 3’, leaving the team to find a replacement for a key character. Apparently, Deepika Padukone name has been suggested but when Sidhwani was asked if it was possible to make changes to characters, to which he said it was too early to say.