Ranveer Singh Takes Over SRK’s Iconic Role in Don Franchise Reboot

Netizens are not too happy with the casting.

Farhan Akhtar has announced that Ranveer Singh would be stepping into the iconic role of ‘Don’, replacing Shah Rukh Khan for the third installment of the series.

The announcement came after reports surfaced that SRK had refused to return for the third part. The Pathaan star’s decision not to reprise the role was reportedly based on the belief that he had given his all to the character in the previous two films.

With SRK’s departure from the franchise, Farhan Akhtar had no choice but to search for a new actor to take up the mantle, which ultimately led to Ranveer Singh. However, netizens are not fond of the Gully Boy star taking up such an iconic role.

Here’s a first look at Ranveer Singh as Don.

The news of Ranveer Singh replacing Shah Rukh Khan as Don was met with a mixed response from fans of the franchise. Many expressed their disappointment and skepticism about the decision. Some comments highlighted the challenge of accepting a new actor in a role that had been so closely associated with SRK.

One Twitter user commented, “Oh man, this looks so bad you’d think it was a parody.” Another fan voiced, “Not interested, the sequel should be played by the old lead actor because of the memories.”

A social media user urged the filmmakers to reconsider, saying,

You guys still have time! Stop this film to avoid any more losses, because audiences ain’t buying #RanveerSingh as #Don3.

Another tweet questioned the ability of Ranveer Singh to match the charisma of the original portrayal, stating, “The task is too big for Ranveer to do it in his own style.”


Farhan Akhtar confirmed Shah Rukh Khan’s exit from the franchise in a statement released on Tuesday. He introduced Ranveer Singh as the new addition to the “Don” universe, hinting at a fresh interpretation of the character.

Farhan acknowledged the challenge of introducing a new Don but drew a comparison to the changing profiles of characters like James Bond.

Farhan’s statement read,

The time has now come to take the legacy of Don forward and joining us in this new interpretation will be an actor whose talent and versatility I have long admired. We hope that you will show him the love you have so graciously and generously shown to Mr. Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. A new era of Don begins in 2025.

The upcoming film is expected to serve as a reboot of the franchise, carrying forward the legacy of the character while introducing a fresh perspective.

As fans anticipate the new era of “Don” with Ranveer Singh at the helm, the debate over the choice of actor continues to stir conversations across social media platforms.

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