On Wednesday, the internet was blown away when Excel Entertainment announced that the next actor to play the iconic villain ‘Don’ jis ko 11 mulkoon ki police dhoond rahi hai will be Ranveer Singh.

The thriller icon was previously played by Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan- leading to incredibly high expectations about who would be the next person to fill in such big shoes.

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Taking to his Instagram account, Ranveer celebrated the announcement by sharing some throwback pictures of his childhood when he used to pretend to play the villain, calling this something he had been dreaming about for a long time:

“As a child I fell in love with the movies, and like the rest of us,” gushed the ‘Rocky and Rani ki prem kahani actor. “Watching and worshipping Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan – the two G.O.A.Ts of Hindi Cinema ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ. I dreamed of growing up to be like them. They are the very reason I wanted to become an actor and a โ€˜hindi film heroโ€™. Their impact and influence on my life cannot be overstated. Theyโ€™ve shaped the person and actor that I am. Taking their legacy forward is a manifestation of my childhood dream ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿงฟ๐Ÿ’ซ”

Addressing some of the critics who were aghast by the announcement, Singh went on to say:

“I understand what a great responsibility it is to be a part of the โ€˜Donโ€™ dynasty. I hope the audience gives me a chance and showers me with love, the way they have for numerous characters over the past so many years. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ”