Shah Rukh Khan reveals details about ‘Dunki’

Shah Rukh Khan spoke about the title of his upcoming film ‘Dunki’. The film will mark his first collaboration with Rajkumar Hirani.

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"The film goes through different areas around the world."

Fans are eagerly waiting to see Shah Rukh Khan on the big screen.

Ahead of his release Pathaan, in an interview, the actor described his upcoming film Dunki as the ‘story of people who want to come back home’.

He recently wrapped up the schedule of Dunki’s shoot in Saudi Arabia.

While not much is known about the film itself, Shah Rukh tried to explain the premise of the movie and its title, without giving too much away.

Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Dunki also stars Taapsee Pannu and marks Shah Rukh’s first film with Rajkumar as a director.

The actor spoke with Deadline when he attended the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia.

He said: “In English, my film would be called Donkey, it is Donkey.

“But the way a part of the country pronounces donkey in India, it is ‘dunki’.

“The Punjabis say it (donkey) like dunki… How much to tell you about the story…

“It is a film directed by one of the most brilliant filmmakers we have had in our country, Mr Raju Hirani.”

The Dilwale actor added: “It is written by a very fantastic writer, Abhijat Joshi.

“It is a story of people, who want to come back home… when you finally get the calling.”

Shah Rukh further said: “Dunki is a comic film. His (Rajkumar Hirani) films are always a mix of comedy and a lot of emotions about the country.

“So, it is a big journey film, and the film goes through different areas around the world and finally comes back home to India.”

Dunki is scheduled to be released in December 2023.

On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan has an impressive line-up of movies.

Apart from Dunki, he will be seen in the action film Pathaan co-starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.

He also has Atlee’s upcoming action drama, Jawan.

The film also features Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, and Sunil Grover, among others.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan received an award at the Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah on December 1, 2022.

Priyanka Chopra was seen cheering for him from the audience.

Fans have spotted glimpses of Priyanka clapping for Shah Rukh from her seat as he walked to the stage to receive his award.

Shah Rukh received an honorary award to ‘recognise his exceptional contribution to the film industry’.

As he walks to the stage in his full black suit, the telecast of the ceremony also caught Priyanka sitting in the front row clapping for him.

After receiving the award, Shah Rukh said: “I am truly honoured to receive this award from the Red Sea International Film Festival.

“It’s wonderful to be here among my fans from Saudi and the region who have always been huge supporters of my films.

“I’m looking forward to celebrating the region’s talent and being a part of this exciting film community.

“Film is a unifier because it transits shared human experiences across cultures…”

Further, a video of Sharon Stone being starstruck upon seeing Shah Rukh Khan next to her is being shared widely on social media.

In the video, she is seen exclaiming ‘Oh my god’ at Shah Rukh Khan.

Aarthi is an International Development student and journalist. She likes to write, read books, watch movies, travel, and click pictures. Her motto is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world