Deepika Padukone

There were reports that Deepika Padukone may replace actress Priyanka Chopra in the next part of "Don." (IANS photo)

MUMBAI—Producer Ritesh Sidhwani said that actress Deepika Padukone is not a part of the "Don" franchise.

There were reports that Deepika Padukone may replace actress Priyanka Chopra in the next part of "Don." However, Sidhwani has a different story to share.

Sidhwani on Dec. 11 said: "Deepika is not part of 'Don'."

He was speaking to media at the success party of his Friday release, "Fukrey Returns."

Talking about next part of Excel entertainment's "Don" franchise, Sidhwani said: "We are working on that, and very soon we will announce that also."

Informing more about his future projects, he said: "Now we have produced comedy and next from our side will be '3 Storeys' which will be a completely different film releasing in February."

"Then we are coming up with 'Gold' and 'Gully Boy' so all these films are different in terms of genre and none of them are comedies, so I think people should follow what they believe in and the kind of stories they want to tell. If you try to do the same thing or emulate something which is not inherent, I don't think success will come your way," he added.

"Fukrey Returns" has crossed Rs. 30 crores in just three days of its arrival at the theaters.

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