The unveiling of Ranveer Singh as the lead in DON3, the latest entry to the well-loved Don franchise, has caused ripples of discontentment and debate among its ardent fanbase and critics alike. The crux of the contention lies in the deviation from the series’ former lead, Shah Rukh Khan, a decision taken by Farhan Akhtar that has set the cinema circles abuzz.
A wave of reactions swept through the cinematic community upon the release of DON3’s initial glimpses. The most recurrent critique pointed towards Singh’s dialogue delivery. Many felt it missed the mark, failing to capture the hallmark depth and severity that defined the Don character. On the flip side, some viewers appreciated the novelty that Singh introduced to the role.
The Casting Choice
Whispers within the industry have hinted that Farhan Akhtar’s surprising choice may not have been his first preference. Shah Rukh Khan, synonymous with Don’s character, was allegedly unavailable to re-enter the franchise, nudging Akhtar to scout for an alternative. This hunt eventually led him to select Ranveer Singh, a decision that has since been placed under the microscope.
As the storm of opinions continues to swirl, the overarching question remains: will the long-standing admirers of the Don saga warm up to this new incarnation, or will they pine for the days of Shah Rukh Khan’s magnetic representation? Only time will tell.