After a break of nearly two years from the movies, it seems that Shah Rukh Khan is ready to roll again.
However, an official confirmation has not been made yet.
Here are more details on this.
SRK was last seen on the silver screen in Aanand L Rai's comedy drama Zero (2018), also starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.
The film failed at the box office and was panned by the critics. After that, the actor took a back seat of sorts.
However, during a recent online interaction, he had hinted at this movie with Hirani.
Quoting sources, Mumbai Mirror reported that Hirani, who has previously directed movies like PK and Sanju, would stay true to his signature style and treat the relevant issue of immigration with a pinch of gentle humor.
The film will be shot in Punjab and Canada.
The source added SRK will play a jovial character, who'd make the audience laugh and cry through the movie.
The film, written by Hirani along with Kanika Dhillon and Abhijat Joshi, was set to start production in August. However, the coronavirus pandemic brought a change in the plan.
The movie requires a long outdoor shoot. Hence, the team is waiting for travel restrictions to be eased by the government.
If the situation improves, the film would go on floors by this year-end.
The report adds that SRK read more than 20 scripts during the last two years. Apart from Hirani's film, he has also given a nod to Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK's upcoming action thriller film. He may also do an action movie by Siddharth Anand.
Meanwhile, SRK has shot two interesting cameos during his sabbatical.
He will be seen playing the role of a journalist who interviews scientist Nambi Narayanan in Madhavan's upcoming biopic Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.
He also has a cameo role in Ayan Mukerji's superhero movie Brahmastra. His character, a scientist, will appear at the beginning of the film and introduce audience to the fantasy world.
SRK recently clocked 28 years in Bollywood.
Celebrating the feat, the superstar thanked his fans for showering him with love for so many years.
"Don't know when my passion became my purpose and then turned into my profession... More than my professionalism I believe my passionalism will see me through many more years of service to all of you (sic)," he tweeted.
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