After opting out of Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur’s much-talked-about project Saare Jahan Se Accha, a biopic on Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma, superstar Shah Rukh Khan will soon immerse himself totally in Excel Entertainment’s Don 3, the third instalment of his successful film franchise Don (2006).

The megastar quit Saare Jahan Se Accha so that he could accommodate his dates for action-thriller Don 3. The latest we hear that director Farhan Akhtar, who is also co-producing the film with Ritesh Sidhwani, has quietly begun working on Don 3. If reports are to be believed, the movie will start rolling by the end of the year in Malaysia.

“Farhan and Shah Rukh had been looking for a suitable story to take the franchise forward, and now, they have zeroed in on one. The developing of the script will take a few months. In the meantime, Farhan will shoot for his sports drama, Toofan, while SRK will be busy with the Indian Premier League,” a source informed.

Farhan Akhtar is presently busy promoting his next production venture Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. The film, helmed by Zoya Akhtar, is set to release on 14th February, 2019.