Hold your breath, Shah Rukh Khan fans, for another huge movie announcement is on the way. With the release of the Pathaan teaser, the actor took the internet by storm. For a long time, there were rumours that he was working on a movie alongside Rajkumar Hirani, as well as today, the two officially confirmed that on their respective social media accounts. For Dunki, SRK is teaming with Rajkumar Hirani, while Taapsee Pannu plays the main woman.
Shah Rukh Khan posted a funny video to his Instagram account that starts with him standing in Rajkumar Hirani’s office, glancing at the filmmaker’s famous film posters. The actor then inquires as to whether the director has a project in mind for him. Hirani then reveals ‘Dunki,’ and we get to witness the film’s motion poster. SRK remarked in a tweet about this video, Dear @hirani.rajkumar sir, Aap toh Mere Santa Claus nikle. Aap shuru karo main time pe pahunch jaunga. actually, main toh set par hi rehne lagunga! Feeling humbled and excited to finally work with you. Bringing to you all #Dunki in cinemas on 22nd December 2023.”
Dunki is a JIO Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment, and Rajkumar Hirani Films production directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Tapsee Pannu. It is written by Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijaat Joshi, and Kanika Dhillon, and produced by Rajkumar Hirani and Gauri Khan. The movie began shooting in April 2022, with the next session taking place in Punjab.
Confirming the development, Rajkumar Hirani said, “Through the course of my career Shah Rukh Khan has always been on my wish list and after trying to collaborate several times in the past, we were finally destined to have ‘Dunki’ mark our partnership. The energy, charisma, humour and charm that he brings to a film is unparalleled and I look forward to bringing that magic to the big screen.”
Adding further, Shah Rukh Khan said, “Raj Kumar Hirani is one of the finest filmmakers of this generation, we have always spoken about working together and I am extremely happy we are finally doing it with ‘Dunki’. We have just started shooting this month and I am cherishing every moment of it. Raju ke liye main Donkey, Monkey…kuch bhi ban sakta hoon!”
Commenting on the same, Taapsee Pannu said, “I am beyond excited to embark on this journey and be a part of this very special film. It’s my first time working with Rajkumar Hirani and Shah Rukh Khan, two people who I deeply respect and admire.”
While specifics are being kept under wraps for the time being, Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in a way he has never been seen before when he enters Hirani’s universe with this social comedy.