Shah Rukh Khan opens up on action-packed Pathaan; calls Dunki: 'A story of people who want to come back home'

Shah Rukh Khan, the megastar of Bollywood on Thursday attended the Red Sea International Film Festival, and here is what he has to say about his upcoming films Pathaan, Jawan, and Dunki.

Updated on Dec 02, 2022   |  07:26 AM IST  |  150.9K
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Shah Rukh Khan attended Red Sea International Film Festival, and opened up about his upcoming films Pathaan, Jawan, and Dunki.

Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most talented and versatile actors across the globe. He has been a part of a number of blockbusters and his work speaks for itself. On Thursday, the King Khan of Bollywood attended the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia wherein he talked about his upcoming films Pathaan, Jawan, and Dunki

Shah Rukh Khan opens up on working in Rajkumar Hirani's directorial ‘Dunki’

In an exclusive interview with The Deadline along the sidelines of the film festival, Shah Rukh Khan opened up on how he feels working on the sets of Dunki.  He said, “In English, my film would be called Donkey. But the way, a part of India pronounces the word, it is ‘Dunki’. The Punjabis say it as Dunki. How much should I tell you about the film …mmm…It is a film directed by one of the most brilliant filmmakers we have in our country, Mr Raju Hirani. It is written by a fantastic writer, Abhijat Joshi. It is a story of people who want to come back home when you finally get the calling.”

“It is a comic film. His (Mr Hirani) films are always a mix of comedy and a lot of emotions about the country. So, it is a big journey for me and the film goes through different areas around the world and finally comes back home to India,” he said. 

Shah Rukh Khan opens up on working in Siddharth Anand's directorial ‘Pathaan’

In an exclusive interview with The Deadline, Shah Rukh Khan said, “I have never done an action film. I have done some really sweet love stories, some social dramas, and some bad guys but nobody was taking me for action. I am 57 years old so I thought, for the next 10 years I’m going to do action films.”  

Pathaan is scheduled to release on January 25, 2023, at the theatres while Dunki is slated to arrive by the end of 2023. 

Also Read: WATCH: Shah Rukh Khan honoured at Red Sea International Film Festival, says ‘Film is life’

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