Shah Rukh Khan
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The makers of Shah Rukh Khan's Don franchise have apparently announced the third instalment. However, the cast and director of Don 3 have not been finalised yet.

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani made a post on Instagram on the completion of 15 years of Excel Entertainment. He shared a picture of Shah Rukh's previous appearance in the franchise and captioned the picture, "#15yearsofexcel the most #cool #suave #sexycriminal loved by everyone #don #franchisefilm #don3 Hmmmm #staytuned [sic]."

While this post is being considered to be an official announcement of Don 3, a source close to the franchise told International Business Times India that nothing has been confirmed and it is not an official announcement.

The makers of Don 3 will come up with an official announcement on Don 3 as and when the full cast and director of the movie is finalised, the source added. Nevertheless, Ritesh had earlier told a popular daily that Don 3 cannot be made without Shah Rukh.

On the other hand, Farhan Akhtar, who had directed the previous two instalments, had told the same publication that he was more focused on his acting projects and thus, it was not confirmed if he would direct Don 3.

#15yearsofexcel the most #cool #suave #sexycriminal loved by everyone #don #franchisefilm #don3 Hmmmm #staytuned

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There has been much speculation regarding the full cast and especially the female lead of Don 3. While Priyanka Chopra was the lead actress in Don and Don 2, there were reports that she might not feature in Don 3. Fans will have to wait for some more time to know the full details about Don 3.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh already has a very packed schedule. The actor has a number of upcoming movies including Dear Zindagi, Raees, Imtiaz Ali's The Ring and Aanand L Rai's untitled movie.