In a recent Ask SRK session on X, Shah Rukh Khan provided a lighthearted insight into how he landed the role in Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming film Dunki. A curious fan inquired whether it was Hirani who approached Shah Rukh or the other way around.
In his characteristic humorous style, Shah Rukh responded, “Maine @RajkumarHirani ke ghar ke aage tent laga liya tha. Wahin kahaani bhi suni aur wahin sign bhi kar li. Editing bhi wahin chal rahi hai!!!” (I had set up a tent in front of @RajkumarHirani’s house in Maine. I heard the story there and also signed. Editing is also happening there).
This revelation adds a playful touch to the backstory of Dunki, which was announced a year ago with a video featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani discussing the search for a good script. Khan, having turned down the character of Rancho in the past, expressed his long-standing desire to collaborate with Hirani. Now, with Dunki, the duo is set to bring a heartwarming tale of friendship and dreams to the big screen.
The film, inspired by real-life experiences, promises a blend of humor and poignant moments as it follows the journey of four friends striving to achieve their aspirations on foreign shores. Dunki Drop 1 provided a sneak peek into the enchanting world crafted by Rajkumar Hirani, setting the stage for an eagerly anticipated cinematic experience.