When it comes to the top filmmakers of Bollywood, the name of Rajkumar Hirani is considered one of the most promising and ace filmmakers of the Industry, owing to delivering many iconic films.
There are hardly any filmmakers in the industry who have gained so much popularity by delivering a few films and Rajkumar Hirani is one of them. His every single movie either won the Filmfare awards or was nominated. In our opinion, Hirani is the perfect example of the saying “Quality matters, not quantity”.
Whether it is Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots. PK or Sanju, all of these iconic films have made a great impact on fans as well as Hirani’s popularity. The impact of the movie can be witnessed from the fact that the actors who played these gained lot of popularity after playing their respective roles that people can not forget and that is why Hirani is called a star-making director.
He is the recipient of several accolades such as three National Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards, which include Filmfare Awards for the Best Director for the 2009 coming-of-age comedy film 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi.
Now the filmmaker has joined hands with Bollywood’s King Khan- Shah Rukh Khan for his new film titled Dunki, after the 2018 biographical drama film Sanju, starring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt.
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Dunki Star Cast & Makers
Rajkumar Hirani and Shah Rukh Khan have joined hands for the first time for the upcoming film Dunki. Before Shah Rukh, the filmmaker had worked with Aamir Khan on two films 3 Idiots and PK.
Shah Rukh is currently basking in the success of Pathaan which not only emerged as the highest-grosser for the actor but has become the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh also received praise for his cameo appearances in the movies like R. Madhavan starrer Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha and Ranbir-Alia starrer Brahmastra.
Dunki’ brings together two of the biggest forces in Indian cinema, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and superstar Shah Rukh Khan who are collaborating for the very first time. It also stars actress Taapsee Pannu, who has many projects in the pipeline for 2023.
Dunki is directed as well as produced by Rajkumar Hirani under his Rajkumar Hirani Films along with Gauri Khan’s Red Chilies Entertainment.
Dunki Release Date
The film will be released next Christmas on 22/12/2023. Earlier, it was set for a mega clash with Akshay Kumar’s Bade Miyan Chote Miyan but rumors are rife that Akki’s film has now moved to 2024 to avoid a clash with Dunki, as per Mensxp.
Dunki Title Announcement
On April 19, 2022, Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani announced their first film together titled Dunki. The announcement was made in a unique way through a 1.5-long video clip, in which Shah Rukh Khan can be seen taking the name of the acclaimed movie of the director and asking if he has any picture for him to which Hirani replied that he do have a script for him.
Update: As per the news portals, the film is nearing the final stages of its shooting.
A. Dunki will release on 22 Dec 2023.
A. Yes, Dunki marks the first film between SRK and Hirani.
A. Dunki is produced by Rajkumar Hirani under his Rajkumar Hirani Films along with Gauri Khan’s Red Chilies Entertainment.