Shah Rukh Khan is making his comeback after almost four long years. His last release was Zero opposite Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in 2018. In the month of March, his upcoming film Pathaan was announced. Today, Shah Rukh Khan took to social media to drop an announcement video of his next film Dunki. The film is a collaboration with Rajkumar Hirani. In the video, Shah Rukh Khan is seen discussing humbly his movie options with Rajkumar Hirani who also stars in the video.
Shah Rukh Khan called the director Rajkumar Hirani his Santa Claus. Sharing the announcement, Shah Rukh Khan wrote on social media,
“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”
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Rajkumar Hirani said in a statement,
“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, humor, and charm that he brings to a film is unparalleled and I look forward to bringing that magic to the big screen.”
Sharing his excitement, Shah Rukh Khan said in a statement,
“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.”
Dunki will be the first collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani. Taapsee Pannu will be seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Dunki is set to release on December 22nd, 2023.