Shah Rukh Khan to Play Don in 'King,' Not 'Don 3'

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to reprise his iconic don role in 'King,' a separate project from Farhan Akhtar's 'Don 3' starring Ranveer Singh. The film marks Suhana Khan's theatrical debut and promises a fresh, captivating narrative.

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Shah Rukh Khan to Play Don in 'King,' Not 'Don 3'

Shah Rukh Khan to Play Don in 'King,' Not 'Don 3'

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is set to reprise his iconic role as a don in the upcoming film 'King,' directed by Sujoy Ghosh. However, contrary to initial speculation, this project is separate from Farhan Akhtar's much-anticipated 'Don 3,' which will feature Ranveer Singh as the new Don.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting SRK's return to the Don character, but Farhan Akhtar's upcoming film will not feature him in that role. Instead, SRK will be playing a don character in 'King,' a passion project for the actor. "The character in 'King' has been designed with a lot of 'attitude and swag' and will have shades of grey," a source close to the project revealed.

SRK is deeply involved in the creative process of 'King,' working closely with director Sujoy Ghosh and his co-star, his daughter Suhana Khan, on the character's design, action sequences, and dialogue. The film, produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, will mark Suhana Khan's theatrical debut.

'King' is being made on a whopping budget of INR 2 billion, and the makers are in talks with globally renowned stunt coordinators from the West to join the project. The creative team has been working on pre-production planning, script development, and action sequences for over a year.

While Farhan Akhtar's 'Don 3' is scheduled for release in the second half of 2025, SRK's 'King' is a separate project that will allow him to revisit the iconic don character, but not as part of the established 'Don' franchise. The filming of 'King' is expected to commence in May and is scheduled to release in the latter half of 2025, though the project is yet to be officially announced by the actors and filmmakers involved.

Why this matters: Shah Rukh Khan's return to a don role has generated immense excitement among fans, who have been eagerly awaiting his portrayal of a complex character with shades of grey. The collaboration between SRK, Sujoy Ghosh, and Suhana Khan in 'King' promises to deliver a fresh and captivating narrative that showcases the Khan family's acting prowess.

As anticipation builds for both 'King' and 'Don 3,' fans can look forward to seeing Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh in their respective don avatars. While details about the plots of both films remain under wraps, the involvement of talented directors and the star power of the lead actors have set the stage for two potentially blockbuster releases in 2025.

Key Takeaways

  • SRK to reprise iconic don role in upcoming film 'King' by Sujoy Ghosh.
  • 'King' is separate from Farhan Akhtar's 'Don 3' starring Ranveer Singh.
  • 'King' marks Suhana Khan's theatrical debut, produced by Red Chillies.
  • 'King' budget of INR 2 billion, filming to start in May 2025.
  • Both 'King' and 'Don 3' set for release in the latter half of 2025.