SRK’s character from Rajkumar Hirani’s next is of a jolly Punjabi guy; will it be like Veer from Veer-Zaara?

The superstar's character is believed to be a jolly Punjabi guy, and we're curious if we'll see him reprise his role as Veer Pratap Singh from Veer-Zaara.

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Shah Rukh Khan is working for the return to the big screen with a bang. Following more than two-year absence after his last released film, Aanand L Rai’s Zero, the superstar has re-energized himself and has three projects on the horizon. Pathan, a YRF spy thriller directed by Siddharth Anand, which would be his formal return film, followed by South filmmaker Atlee Kumar’s commercial potboiler starring SRK in a double role and Rajkumar Hirani’s social drama, which would begin only once Pathan and Atlee’s filming is completed.

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Earlier we reported that SRK and Rajkumar Hirani’s highly awaited film isn’t a typical Bollywood social drama, but rather tackles a larger immigration issue. The yet-untitled film is focused on the problem of “donkey flight,” an illegal backdoor route that has emerged as a popular escape route for Indians wishing to immigrate to the United States and Canada.

Now we know a little more about Shah Rukh Khan’s character in the film. The superstar’s character is believed to be a jolly Punjabi guy, and we’re curious if we’ll see him reprise his role as Veer Pratap Singh from Veer-Zaara. For the uninitiated, SRK was portrayed as a fun-loving character in the film before being falsely arrested in Pakistan. And we all enjoyed the film, particularly the character performed by our favorite Shah Rukh Khan.

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Meanwhile, it is reported that Rajkumar Hirani is almost done writing the script and he has already started doing recce in Punjab. According to our sources, the SRK-Hirani film will begin shooting in May 2022. Taapsee Pannu is said to be the leading lady of the film, although she has yet to be signed.


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