Excel team bounces the basic idea off of ‘Don 3’ to Shah Rukh Khan

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    Talks about ‘Don 3’, the third instalment of the ‘Don’ (2006) film series, have been around for more than 3-4 years now. ‘Don 2’, the last film from the popular franchise hit the silver screen in 2011 and for the past 7 years, all film enthusiasts have been waiting for an official announcement on the making of ‘Don 3’. Though the makers have time and again said that plans are definitely on for the third instalment of the series, there have been no visible signs of progress in the past many years. But now it looks like that the makers have finally made some headway with the project.

    According to reports, the work on the script of ‘Don 3’ has finally begun and the team is planning to give the final narration to SRK in coming few months. “We have locked the basic idea of the film and shared it with Shah Rukh Khan. The story this time around is set in the Middle East and a major chunk of the film would be shot in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The script is currently being worked on and we plan to go on floors sometime next year,” reveals a source close to the development.

    Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in Hollywood shooting for the third season of her popular American TV show, ‘Quantico’, played a pivotal role in the previous two instalments of the ‘Don’ franchise. When the source was asked about her presence in ‘Don 3’, he said, “Since the story is set in a different region, it doesn’t warrant her character. We shall decide on the final casting of the film once the final script has been locked.”

    Shah Rukh Khan is currently shooting for Aanand L Rai’s ambitious film ‘Zero’. Some recent reports suggested that the superstar might start filming the space odyssey film ‘Salute’ right after wrapping up ‘Zero’ with Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. “The two scripts that he is considering currently include ‘Salute’ and ‘Don 3’. There is a huge possibility of Salute going on floors before ‘Don 3’. He shall announce his next film only after finishing the shoot of ‘Zero’, adds the source.

    ‘Zero’ is scheduled to release on 21st December 2018.

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