Katrina Kaif to replace Priyanka Chopra in Shahrukh's ‘Don 3’

The third instalment of the successful franchise ‘Don’ is in the making and it is buzzed that the lead actress of the film Priyanka Chopra will be replaced by Katrina Kaif. If the makers are successful in bringing together Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif then it will be Kat’s second outing with SRK after ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ in 2012.

An industry insider says, "The makers want a new face for the Don 3franchise and are in talks with Katrina. They feel she is one of the few actresses who can comfortably do high-octane action scenes."

Ritesh Sidhwani, producer of the 'Don' franchise denies any change of casting, he tweeted: "Much speculation on #Don3 & it's Casting.No thoughts of changing it's casting..Working towards developing the script.Will keep u posted. Luv (sic)."

Priyanka, who has been busy shuttling between the US and India for ‘Quantico’ show and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ respectively, is apparently excited to be in Farhan’s film. “She is looking forward to the next instalment. The makers will meet her once the script is locked to take things forward,” says a source.

A source close to the production team confirms the development, saying, "Yes, talks are on with Katrina for 'Don 3', but the makers want to keep it under wraps. Priyanka has her hands full at the moment and is unable to commit herself to the project. It has been four years since the release of 'Don 2' and things for the third part have to be finalised sooner rather than later. The script will be developed to introduce the new (Katrina's) character."

Farhan also tweeted about 'Don 3' on October 13, “Dear #Don fans, please do not react to rumors regarding the sequel. As & when the time comes, you’ll hear the truth from [email protected] (sic)”