For almost two years now, Shah Rukh Khan has not been seen on silver-screen nor has he divulged much about his projects. Yet there have been reports of him having signed films. Shah Rukh had himself said that he had been reading a lot of scripts, watching films and spending time with his family amidst his sabbatical. Reportedly, Shah Rukh has signed Rajkumar Hirani’s next and was to begin shooting in August in Canada. But given the spike in the COVID-19 cases in the country and across the globe, the makers are trying to get different dates which seems a little difficult in this situation. In such a case, as per a report in Mid-Day, the Chennai Express actor is planning to go ahead with Siddharth Anand’s action flick in the meantime. Yes, you read that right.
A source close to the development of the same told Mid-Day, “Given the current global crisis, Hirani’s team could not procure the permission to shoot in Canada. So, the director will have to kick off the shoot at a later date. In the meantime, Shah Rukh is considering returning to the big screen with Siddharth’s action-drama. After the raging success of War, Yash Raj Films is keen that he helm another tentpole movie. The film will be announced on Yash Chopra‘s birth anniversary, September 27, and the superstar is expected to begin shooting in October tentatively.”
Siddharth Anand‘s last film, War was a massive hit of 2019 starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor. On the other hand, Rajkumar Hirani in his career as a filmmaker has not given a single flop and his last outing, Sanju was one of the biggest hits of 2018. Talking about his film with SRK, it is already in the pre-production stage. The film is said to touch on the subject of immigration and is said to be a light-hearted entertainer with a strong emotional message. Kanika Dhillon has been brought aboard with Abhijat Joshi was the scripting.
On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Zero alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The film was a big dud at the box office and fans were disappointed as well. However, with Siddharth and Rajkumar Hirani’s films, we are sure the actor is all set to rule the box office and hearts yet again.