SRK goes back to Punjab for his next with Hirani

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By , Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Jul 7, 2020, 11:04 IST

Heard this? Shah Rukh Khan goes back to Punjab for his next film, a social comedy on immigration

Social Comedy is an immigration tale moving between Punjab and Canada; team waiting for travel restrictions to ease for a long schedule abroad

Mirror had earlier reported (Dec 3, 2019) that after almost two years of a sabbatical, is ready to get back in action. We’ve now learned that his next is a social comedy about immigration to be directed by .

“Like all Raju films, it revolves around a serious, globally relevant issue and is treated with gentle humour. The story moves between Punjab and Canada,” revealed a source, pointing out that while SRK has played characters from Punjab in the past, this one is unlike anything he has done before. “This guy is jovial, he’ll make you laugh and get emotional. Shah Rukh is growing his hair for the part.” The actor was clicked recently by paparazzi during a shoot at home and his hair is longer than usual.

The film is written by Kanika Dhillon and Hirani, with the filmmaker’s frequent collaborator, Abhijat Joshi, overseeing the script. “It was set to go on the floors in August, but the pandemic hit the plan for a six. The trio is currently giving finishing touch to the script, after which the team will chalk out a new schedule. The film requires a long outdoor shoot abroad and they will wait till travel restrictions are eased. If things get back to normal soon, it should kick off before the year ends,” the source informed.

During his self-imposed hibernation, Shah Rukh reportedly read and rejected over 20 scripts, before finalising Raju’s next as his comeback. He has also given the nod to Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s cool action-thriller. It will be lavishly mounted with the Go Goa Gone duo’s quirky brand of humour. Buzz is, SRK is also interested in an action-packed film with at the helm.

Meanwhile, the actor has shot for two extended cameos. He plays a journalist interviewing scientist Nambi Narayanan in R Madhavan’s Rocketry, taking us through the protagonist’s journey. In Ayan Mukerji’s Ranbir Kapoor-led action-adventure Brahmastra, he plays a scientist himself. “Shah Rukh will introduce the audience to the fantasy world of RK’s Shiva. He has also been reading scripts for his production house and plans to roll with multiple films once the pandemic is behind us. Some of the projects require young talent and he is in talks with his Dilwale co-star Varun Dhawan to play the lead in one of his productions. Bob Biswas with Abhishek Bachchan is already on the floors,” added the source.

Shah Rukh is also developing a script based on the abuse of 34 minor girls out of the 46 housed in a Muzaffarpur shelter home. These girls, who were either abandoned by family, were lost or rescued from sex trade, told the court that they had been confined, beaten, stripped, drugged and raped. Those arrested in the case include a member of a child welfare committee, the district child protection officer, owner of the NGO and several female employees. The film is written and will be directed by Pulkit, who worked on a biographical series about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose featuring . “Shah Rukh is looking to bring this horrific crime to the screen,” the source signed off.

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