Don Franchise May Die A Quiet Death

  With Shah Rukh Khan no longer willing to be part  of  the Don series,  the franchise may  no longer  be carried forward.According to  informed sources the  film’s  producers Ritesh Sidhwani and  Farhan Akhtar are not  inclined  to  make  another Don film now or in the future.

“These stories about this and  the other actors taking over the  Don baton are so  out of line. Farhan  Akhtar(director  of the Don series) has no script,  not even an idea for a plot to do another Don  film.He’s  busy with  his acting and music career . He  hasn’t directed any film for the last nine years. His last  directorial was Don 2  in 2011. It looks  like the Don series is dead,” says the source.

A close director-friend  of  Akhtar agrees with  the above opinion  stating, “I don’t see any  inclination in Farhan to  direct a film at this  point of his life. Right now he’s busy prepping  for  the  role of his lifetime as  a  boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan. That will keep him busy this  year and  most of  2020. Before that he has  just completed  another  acting role in in Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is  Pink. Where  do  you see   direction fitting into his schedule?”

When  contacted  producer  Ritesh Sidhwani  chose to remain  silent. Perhaps silence in some situations speaks  louder than words.

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