The latest release, Dunki, has not only captivated audiences with its stellar performances but has also marked the much-anticipated collaboration between director Rajkumar Hirani and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. In a recent revelation, Hirani shared insights into his admiration for SRK’s talent, dating back to their early days, and why it took an astonishing two decades for them to finally work together.
Recalling the origins of his admiration for Shah Rukh Khan, Hirani took a trip down memory lane to his film institute days. In a candid revelation, he shared, “I’ll tell you a storyHe continued, “And there was an actor performing, who I did not know. I saw him and said, ‘This actor is amazing. Once we pass out from here, it is not like we will get to work with Bachchan sir (Amitabh Bachchan). This is a good actor. I’ll keep an eye on him. I will approach him, and we will make a film together.’ By the time I graduated, Shah Rukh Khan had become a huge star. After that, I had to wait for 20 years.”
The revelation sheds light on the director’s keen eye for talent and his unwavering determination to collaborate with Shah Rukh Khan, even though the actor had already achieved immense stardom by the time they eventually joined forces.
Dunki, released on December 21, has been receiving accolades not only for its engaging narrative but also for the performances of its ensemble cast, which includes Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Boman Irani. The film stands as a testament to the patience and persistence that often accompany the journey of bringing together creative forces for a cinematic masterpiece.