EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan & Suhana Khan to start Sujoy Ghosh’s King from May; Prep work begins

Suhana Khan has already started her prep work with action teams of international repute to learn several forms of stunts. Shah Rukh Khan too is joining her in some sessions. Details

Himesh Mankad
Written by Himesh Mankad , Journalist
Published on Feb 26, 2024 | 03:19 PM IST | 204.8K
EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan & Suhana Khan to start Sujoy Ghosh’s King from May; Prep work begins
EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan & Suhana Khan to start Sujoy Ghosh’s King from May; Prep work begins

Earlier in 2023, Pinkvilla was the first to report that Shah Rukh Khan and Suhana Khan are teaming up for the first time on an action-packed thriller, which will be produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. Soon after, was reported that the film would be directed by Sujoy Ghosh, and Pathaan director, Siddharth Anand has come on board as a co-producer. Next up, was the title reveal as sources confirmed to us that the film is called King.

Shah Rukh Khan and Suhana Khan gear up for King from May 2024

Ever since then, there have been chatters on the status quo of this action-packed thriller and after confirmations from multiple sources, Pinkvilla has now learnt that King is happening and will go on floors by May 2024. “Siddharth Anand and Sujoy Ghosh have been constantly in touch with Shah Rukh Khan and Suhana Khan with multiple meetings from October 2023 to February 2024. Sujoy is meticulously working on the script with Sid and SRK. Designing world-class action sequences rests fully on Siddharth,” revealed a source close to the development.

The source further added that Suhana Khan has already started her prep work with action teams to learn several forms of stunts. “The training is happening at Mannat and she is accompanied by her father, Shah Rukh Khan too in certain practice sessions. Trainers of international repute are coming together to train Suhana and SRK, as King will explore a slightly raw form of action,” the source added. King will be produced by Red Chillies Entertainment with Marflix.

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Shah Rukh Khan to wrap up King before moving on to Pathaan 2

Script reading sessions are also happening. “Sujoy has started casting for the ensemble cast as the idea is to take off from May 2024 and make it the big ticket offing from SRK in 2025,” the source added. Meanwhile, after King, Shah Rukh Khan will start shooting for the YRF Spy Universe film, Pathaan 2, in December 2024. It's touted to be the tentpole feature film of YRF Spy Universe and sets up the base for the future timeline. SRK is also talking to Raj and DK and Farah Khan for a film each, apart from the epic face-off with Salman Khan in Tiger v/s Pathaan, which is scheduled to go on floors in 2026.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan and Aditya Chopra to reunite on Pathaan 2; Set to begin end of year

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