The much-anticipated mystery around the casting of ‘Don 3’ has finally been unraveled, and the revelation has sent waves of excitement and mixed reactions across the internet. After months of speculation, it has been officially confirmed that Ranveer Singh will be stepping into the iconic shoes of the titular character in Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming film ‘Don 3’. This announcement marks a significant shift from the previous portrayal by Shah Rukh Khan, who helmed the role in the first two installments of the ‘Don’ franchise.
The news of Ranveer Singh’s inclusion in the ‘Don’ series was unveiled through an intriguing teaser released by Excel Entertainment, led by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The teaser showcases a man seated in a dimly lit room, gazing out at a neon-lit cityscape. As anticipation builds, the man rises, revealing Ranveer Singh, who confidently removes his hood and lights a cigarette.
Accompanied by a compelling voiceover, the teaser brings a fresh angle to the franchise. The dialogue, “Sher jo so raha hai woh jaagega kab? Poochte hain yeh sab. Unse keh do ki phir jaag utha hoon main, aur phir saamne jald aane ko,” sets an enigmatic tone, hinting at a resurgence of power and intrigue. As the teaser progresses, Ranveer’s character asserts, “Kya hai taakat meri, kya hai himmat meri, phir dikhane ko. Maut se khelna zindagi hai meri, jeetna hi mera kaam hai,” signifying a potent blend of audacity and determination that ‘Don’ stands for.
The teaser culminates in the reveal of Ranveer Singh as the new ‘Don’, echoing the iconic line, “Tum toh hai jaante jo mera naam hai. 11 mulkon ki police dhoondti hai mujhe, par pakad paaya hai mujhko kaun? Main hoon Don.”
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Internet Welcomes Don Teaser With Mixed Reactions
However, this transition from SRK to Ranveer Singh has sparked diverse reactions from fans and film enthusiasts alike. Many are lauding Ranveer Singh’s charismatic presence and are eager to witness his interpretation of the legendary character. At the same time, others express nostalgia for Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal, concerned about the inevitable comparison between the two actors.
While some netizens embrace the change as an opportunity for a fresh take on the franchise, others express a mixture of excitement and trepidation about the direction the film might take under new leadership.
Here are some of the reactions: “Ranveer may be extra with his antics but he’s a good actor. He’ll pull off Don really well. This is exciting.”, someone wrote. A user mentioned, “Farhan and RS have quite a task but I am sure they both know what they are doing.”.
“As an SRK super-fan I’m pumped for this. SRK has moved on and this new direction seems exciting. Ranveer, is going to KILL!”, wrote a netizen. Another user mentioned, “SRK left a legacy behind with Don and if it had to go forward without him, Ranveer is the right choice!””Ranveer is a versatile actor. Let’s hope he does justice to this role. Also, srk ka cameo dedo bas yaar.”, wrote a Reddit user.
Some users came forward to express their disappointment about the announcement. “All srk disheartened fans like me: see you at Jawaan. Hamare liye Srk abhi bhi jawan hai.”, wrote a user. Another netizen took to Reddit and said,“His voice even with the modulation doesn’t carry the same weight as AB or SRK’s, but let’s see if he can pull this off.”
Someone wrote, “Woh baat nahi hain. He doesn’t have the style and aura of Big B and SRK. Don is all about style, aura, and charisma. It’s not an acting-based role. I anyway don’t like Ranveer so I’m definitely being biased. But its disappointing because you know SRK could’ve done this so much better.”, Another user mentioned, “I know he’s a good actor, and all par andar se khushi nahi aarahi.”
Don 3 Release Date
Scheduled for a 2025 release, ‘Don 3’ is slated to be a defining project for Ranveer Singh after the success of ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’. With Farhan Akhtar at the helm and Ranveer Singh now at the forefront, ‘Don 3’ promises a new chapter in the saga that has captured the imagination of audiences for decades. As the debate over the torch-passing continues to resonate online, fans eagerly await the film’s release, hoping it will live up to the legacy while adding its unique mark to the iconic ‘Don’ franchise.