Rajkumar Hirani's Long-Held Dream: Collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan
The global audience is eagerly awaiting the release of Shah Rukh Khan's much-anticipated film, "Dunki," this Christmas. With a promise to showcase the iconic actor in a unique and distinctive role, different from his usual characters, this film has generated significant excitement and anticipation among his devoted fans. As a special birthday gift to his admirers, the teaser for "Dunki" was unveiled on Shah Rukh Khan's birthday, and it received a warm and enthusiastic reception. The teaser has garnered heaps of praise and marked the beginning of a new era for Shah Rukh Khan's cinematic journey.
A Memorable Event in Mumbai:
In the aftermath of the teaser release, a remarkable event unfolded in Mumbai where the film's director, Rajkumar Hirani, shared his experiences of collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan. During this event, Hirani divulged a fascinating story that predates their partnership on "Dunki." It was a tale that shed light on their mutual admiration and the long-standing desire to work together.
Rajkumar Hirani's Fascination with Shah Rukh Khan:
Hirani's interest in casting Shah Rukh Khan was piqued when he stumbled upon a circus-themed TV episode featuring the budding actor. Recounting the experience, Hirani vividly remembered a moment when a young Shah Rukh Khan was effortlessly captivating the audience under the circus tent. This emerging talent caught Hirani's attention, but Shah Rukh Khan, at that time, was not the global megastar we know today. Despite his desire to collaborate with this promising actor after completing his film studies, years passed by before he could make this dream a reality. During that time, Shah Rukh Khan's stardom had soared to new heights, seemingly making their collaboration an unattainable goal.
Shah Rukh Khan's Perspective:
Shah Rukh Khan, too, reminisced about a similar experience from his side when Rajkumar Hirani was helming "Raju Munna Bhai." He had expected a promising director like Hirani to cast him in the film, but the opportunity didn't materialize, despite several months of anticipation. It was only after the triumphant release of "3 Idiots" that he believed he had reached a point in his career where he could afford to be more selective and avoid risks. However, the world changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a reevaluation of his choices.
Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani decided to collaborate, creating a protective bubble for the production of "Dunki." Their shared determination ensured that no one involved could consider abandoning the project. Shah Rukh Khan was unwavering in his resolve to prevent Hirani from looking at other actors for the role, emphasizing his long-standing desire for this collaboration. Despite their elevated stardom and success, they successfully crafted an intimate and charming film that promises to captivate audiences worldwide.
- PTC PUNJABI