Shahrukh’s film with Rajkumar Hirani has a name: ‘Dunki’


Shahrukh Khan is making his way back to the big screen after a long break of 4 years. His first release will be ‘Pathaan’ which is scheduled to release in January 2023.

Now that the actor has resumed work, he seems to have immersed himself into it heart and soul, as in addition to ‘Pathaan’, Shahrukh Khan has also started the shoot schedule for his movie with directors Atlee and Rajkumar Hirani.

It seems the schedule for both movies will be happening simultaneously so the 56-year-old actor is going to busy for the better part of this year and next year completing his portion for the big projects.

Rajkumar Hirani’s movie was stated as untitled for the longest time, but finally on Tuesday, April 19, Rajkumar Hirani took to his Twitter to officially announce his next movie, which we now know is titled as ‘Dunki’ and along with Shahrukh Khan the movie will star actress Taapsee Pannu in the lead.

Here is the tweet:

There is also an entertaining and intriguing title announcement released on YouTube, which shows Shahrukh Khan admiring Rajkumar Hirani’s previous blockbusters where the movie title is the same as the name of the male lead in the film.

Rajkumar Hirani then approaches Shahrukh who asks him if there is any possibility that Hirani has something like these blockbusters for him. Hirani says he has a script, Shahrukh happily confirms if the movie has comedy, emotions and romance, and Hirani agrees that the movie has lots of it, and requests that Shahrukh skips his signature pose (arms outstretched).

Shahrukh then excitedly asks about the name and Hirani says it’s, ‘Dunki’; Shahrukh asks, “Donkey?” and Hirani says, not donkey, ‘Dunki’ and walks off. While Shahrukh and the audiences mull over what ‘Dunki’ could mean, the screen changes to a panorama image of a desert where a plane flied overhead, and, in the sand, the words ‘Dunki’ are carved out’.

Watch it here:

Speaking about the announcement Hirani said that throughout his career, Shahrukh Khan has been on his wish list and though they tried to collaborate a number of times, it took ‘Dunki’ to seal their partnership.

Shahrukh Khan added that, for him, Rajkumar Hirani is one of the finest filmmakers and he is extremely happy that they are working together on ‘Dunki’. He added that the shooting for the movie has started and he is cherishing each moment of it. On a lighter note, the actor said that for Rajkumar Hirani he would be willing to be “a donkey, monkey or anything else”

Taapsee Pannu is the most excited about this movie as this marks her first collaboration with the noted filmmaker Hirani as well as her first time sharing screen space with the ‘King Khan’ Shahrukh Khan.

The announcement has been made, we have the main leads and Hirani has also announced the release date of his latest movie ‘Dunki’, which is slated for a Christmas release next year on December 22, 2023.


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