Rajkumar Hirani, also called Raju Hirani, is an Indian filmmaker, director, producer and editor known for his works in Hindi films. He is the recipient of several accolades, including three National Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards. Hirani is referred as one of the most successful filmmakers of Indian cinema. His movies are often lighthearted but revolve around significant societal issues with humour and emotional intelligence.
While fans are still reeling from the success of ‘Pathaan’, they are also eagerly waiting for his next film ‘Dunki’ with Rajkumar Hirani. This is the first time the actor and the director have come together for a project.
During an interacting session with his fans on twitter, Shah Rukh was recently asked about his experience of working with Raju Hirani. Replying to the same, SRK wrote, ‘Raju Sir is a dream come true to work with. Learnt so much from him and his film making. I am truly fortunate and he is too much fun (sic).’
The film will also star Taapsee Pannu in the lead role, opposite SRK. Spilling some beans on her role in the film, the actress told India Today that she is extremely excited to romance the King Khan in the film. She also called Rajkumar Hirani’s world ‘endearing’.
Further, the actress also revealed that even if she had a passing role in ‘Dunki’, she would have done that as well, since who would let go of an opportunity to romance Shah Rukh Khan, that too in a Rajkumar Hirani movie.
The film went on floors in April 2022, with the next schedule being shot extensively in Punjab. It has been written by Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijaat Joshi and Kanika Dhillon, and produced by Rajkumar Hirani and Gauri Khan.