Ranveer Singh steps into Big B and SRK’s shoes as Farhan Akhtar picks him for ‘Don 3’

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh is on a roll. The actor, now basking in the box office success of Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, will fill in the shoes of acting legend Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan featuring as 'Don' in the franchise of the same name. 

Farhan Akhtar has unveiled Ranveer Singh as the successor to the iconic character of Don, last played by Shahrukh Khan. Photo courtesy: Twitter

Ranveer will be starring in filmmaker Farhan Akhtar's 'Don 3', the third installment of the franchise.  

While Bachchan had originally played the lead in the 1978 film 'Don', the remake of the same, featuring SRK in the lead, was helmed by Farhan in 2006. 

The sequel to Farhan's 'Don', titled 'Don 2', starring SRK was released in 2011. 

Taking to social media, Farhan on Tuesday gave a hint of roping in a new actor for the third installment of the franchise. 

An excerpt of his note reads, "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."

'Don 3' is expected to release on big screens in 2025.