Rajkumar Hirani on working with Shah Rukh Khan in Dunki: ‘I had no idea he prepares so much’

Rajkumar Hirani recently opened up about working with Shah Rukh Khan, in his next outing Dunki. Here's what the senior filmmaker has to say about the superstar.

Updated on Feb 26, 2023   |  06:08 AM IST  |  318.5K
Shah Rukh Khan, Rajkumar Hirani
Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani in Dunki announcement teaser (Credits: Twitter)

Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar is set to team up with hitmaker Rajkumar Hirani for the first time in his acting career, for the upcoming social drama, Dunki. The movie, which was officially launched in April 2022 with a special teaser, is now nearing the final stages of its shooting. From the announcement teaser, it is evident that the much-awaited project is going to be a unique experience for Indian cinema audiences.

Rajkumar Hirani about working with Shah Rukh Khan

In his recent interview with India Today, the hitmaker opened up about working with Shah Rukh Khan in Dunki, and made some interesting revelations. According to Rajkumar Hirani, he had no idea how hardworking SRK is, when it comes to preparing for his roles. "Working with him has been such a joy that it’s hard to describe. He brings positive energy to the set and always makes everybody happy around him. I had no idea he prepares so much; I thought of him as an impromptu actor. When an actor is already prepared, it makes your job easier," stated Hirani.

Shah Rukh Khan's preparations for the role

Rajkumar Hirani, in his chat with India Today, also dropped some exciting insights to Shah Rukh Khan's preparations for his role in Dunki. "He shoots videos of a scene at his home and sends them to me. There will be 15 ways of how he is going to perform this. Before I go on the set, I know what he is going to do. Sometimes I have kept two days for a shoot and he finishes it in two hours. He’s a complete charmer and has great control over the language. He surprised me completely by coming at 7 am to shoot," revealed the senior filmmaker.

About Dunki

As per the latest updates, King Khan is now set to resume the shooting of the project after wrapping up his upcoming project Jawan, which is helmed by the popular Tamil filmmaker Atlee. Taapsee Pannu is playing the female lead in the film, which reportedly features Vicky Kaushal in a special appearance. The release date of the highly anticipated social drama is expected to be out, along with its first look poster, very soon.

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