Dunki director Rajkumar Hirani reveals of the first time he thought of working with Shah Rukh Khan
Written by Swaati on November 3, 2023
A day ago, Shah Rukh Khan fans witnessed the endearing world of Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki with Dunki Drop 1, the first video unit! Released on the special occasion of the superstar’s birthday, Dunki Drop 1 indeed came as the best treat for the fans, and the madness of the same was well witnessed at the fan event held in Mumbai on Thursday where SRK saw the first video unit with the fans. Dunki director Rajkumar Hirani and writer Abhijat Joshi also were present at the event.
Speaking at the event, Rajkumar Hirani said that he thought of casting Shah Rukh in his first film while he was studying at the film institute. He said, “I used to study at a film institute and I used to wonder, ‘I am graduating from here, but who would work with me?’ I used to look at big stars like Bachchan sahab and think, ‘Why would a star like him work with me?’” shared Hirani.
Hirani said that he had watched SRK’s TV show Circus. He said, “So, one day, in my hostel’s TV room, I was watching Circus. In a particular scene, a young actor was performing at a platform. It was a big monologue. I thought, ‘Who is this guy? This is so wonderful. He is not a big actor. I can take him in my film after I graduate’.”
“It took me two years to graduate from the film institute and by that time he had become a big star,” shared Hirani.
A Jio Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment and Rajkumar Hirani Films presentation, produced by Rajkumar Hirani and Gauri Khan. Written by Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani and Kanika Dhillon, Dunki is slated to release on December 21, 2023.