The anticipation surrounding Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the silver screen is palpable as he gears up for his roles in both Atlee’s “Jawan” and Rajkumar Hirani’s “Dunki,” marking his first collaboration with the renowned director. While details of the latter film remain shrouded in secrecy, action director Sham Kaushal provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes dynamics of “Dunki” and what it’s like working with the iconic SRK.
Sham Kaushal, known for his expertise in action sequences, shared insights about Shah Rukh Khan’s involvement in “Dunki.” He revealed that although the film isn’t solely an action-packed venture, audiences will witness Shah Rukh’s charismatic presence in action sequences. Praising the superstar’s attitude on set, Kaushal highlighted Shah Rukh’s sportive nature and his active engagement with the stunt team and fellow actors. “It’s not an out-and-out action film, but there is some action in the film. Shah Rukh is very sportive, he will always be on the sets coordinating with the stunt team and actors, he is very sweet,” Kaushal affirmed.
Reflecting on his longstanding collaboration with director Rajkumar Hirani, Sham Kaushal mentioned that “Dunki” marks their fourth cinematic endeavor together. Expressing camaraderie with Hirani, he characterized their professional bond as that of brothers. Collaborating with a director who brings comfort and synergy to the creative process has been a rewarding experience for Kaushal.
“Dunki,” helmed by Rajkumar Hirani, boasts an ensemble cast including Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Boman Irani, and reportedly, Vicky Kaushal in a pivotal role. The film’s premise revolves around the concept of illegal immigration through the innovative “Donkey Flight” method. In a humorous video shared on social media last year, Shah Rukh Khan playfully acknowledged Hirani as his “Santa Claus,” teasing the film’s release on December 22, 2023.
As the curtain rises on Shah Rukh Khan’s multi-faceted journey in “Dunki,” fans await the fusion of talent, vision, and storytelling prowess in this much-anticipated cinematic venture.