Shah Rukh Khan will be making his comeback to the big screen after a gap of four years with his most awaited film Pathaan. Earlier this year it was announced that Pathaan will be released in theatres in January next year. It was also learned that Shah Rukh Khan was assigned films with renowned directors Atlee and Rajkumar Hirani as well. On Tuesday, Rajkumar Hirani finally announced the film on his Twitter account. The film will also feature Taapsee Pannu in the lead.
“@iamsrk, Aakhir humne ek saath movie banane ka decision le hi liya. Extremely thrilled to announce #Dunki, coming to you next Christmas! Release in cinemas on 22.12.23,” Rajkumar Hirani tweeted along with the announcement video.
Confirming the development, Rajkumar Hirani, said that through the course of his career Shah Rukh Khan has always been on his wish list and after trying to collaborate several times in the past, they were finally destined to have ‘Dunki’ mark their partnership. The energy, charisma, humour and charm that Shahrukh brings to a film are unparalleled and he looks forward to bringing that magic to the big screen.
Adding further, Shah Rukh Khan expressed that Raj Kumar Hirani is one of the finest filmmakers of this generation, they have always spoken about working together and he’s extremely happy they are finally doing it with ‘Dunki’. They have just started shooting this month and he’s cherishing every moment of it. “Raju ke liye main Donkey, Monkey…kuch bhi ban sakta hoon!”
Dear @RajkumarHirani 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 & excited to finally work with you.Bringing to you all #Dunki in cinemas on 22nd December 2023https://t.co/KIqj8LfJEg
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 19, 2022
Commenting on the same, Tapsee Pannu said that she’s beyond excited to embark on this journey and be a part of this very special film. It’s her first time working with Rajkumar Hirani and Shah Rukh Khan, two people who she deeply respects and admires.
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 19, 2022
The film will be backed by Khan’s Red Chilies Entertainment. In the announcement video, SRK is seen applauding Hirani for his films like Munnabhai M.B.B.S and Sanju and proceeds to ask him if he has any script for him. Hirani answers positively and says that the film has comedy, drama, and romance. Nonetheless, King Khan is baffled by the title as he does not understand its meaning of the title. He is later seen walking away thinking he should just do the film.
The film will be released on the big screen on 22nd December 2023 and will go on floors soon.