Farhan took to his Instagram to share a note stating that a new face will take over the hit series and SRK will exit the franchise.
He wrote "In 1978, a character created by Salim-Javed and portrayed by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan with effortless elan, captured the imagination of theatregoers across the country. That enigmatic character was Don."
Talking about the legacy of the series, "In 2006, Don was reimagined and brought to life by Shah Rukh Khan in his own irresistibly charming way. From Don's sardonic wit to his cool but menacing fury, Shah Rukh embodied his persona. As writer & director, I had a great time creating not one but two, 'Don' films with Shah Rukh and both experiences remain very close to my heart."
"The time has now come to take the legacy of Don forward and joining us in this new interpretation will be an actor whose talent and versatility have long admired. We hope that you will show him the love you have so graciously and generously shown to Mr Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan," he added.
He ended the note stating that a new era will being in 2025.
Farhan Akhtar shared a teaser of his next film, announcing the next instalment of Don 3. But the teaser revealed the text, "A New Era Begins."
Take a look at the teaser:
Akhtar's Don was made in 2006 and the second instalment came out in 2011. Both films were directed by Farhan. Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Om Puri starred in the previous two films.
This time around, Ranveer Singh is being touted to replace SRK. Although no official announcements were made.