In 2023, Bollywood witnessed a cinematic explosion with numerous hits, but the most significant blast came from the King himself, Shah Rukh Khan! Kicking off the year with 'Pathaan,' followed by the powerful mid-year release 'Jawan,' offering a larger-than-life experience, and concluding the year on an emotional note with the heart-touching film 'Dunki'—what a hat-trick! Shah Rukh hit it out of the park like no one else.
After this whirlwind of successes, the audience is naturally curious about what's next in SRK's kitty. Following the triumphant hat trick, rumours are buzzing about the upcoming films he might be a part of.
Here's a list of movies he is rumoured to have joined hands for, promising an intriguing lineup with some big directors.
1. ‘Tiger vs Pathaan’ alongside Salman Khan
The highly anticipated face-off is here – 'Tiger vs Pathaan'! Shah Rukh Khan achieved hat-tricks, who sharing screen space with Salman Khan in films titled 'Pathaan' and 'Tiger 3.' Salman delivered a powerful cameo in 'Pathaan,' while SRK reciprocated the excitement in Salman's 'Tiger 3.' Talks are underway for a YRF spy universe film bringing together these dynamic characters, tentatively titled 'Tiger vs Pathaan.' Initial reports suggested filming would commence in January 2024, but it was later revealed that Aditya Chopra postponed the shoot to enhance the script for a more compelling narrative.
2. Father Shah Rukh sharing the screen with daughter Suhana!
Shah Rukh Khan, while promoting 'Dunki' in an MBC interview, disclosed plans to start shooting for his next film in March or April 2024, hinting at a release about a year after 'Dunki'. Keeping details under wraps, he mentioned his character would be age-appropriate. According to Pinkvilla, SRK's film with daughter Suhana is titled 'King' helmed by the director Sujoy Ghosh, promising a unique action experience with sleek vibes and chase sequences, distinct from his previous action films 'Jawan' and 'Pathaan'. N doubt, fans will eagerly anticipate the father-daughter duo sharing the screen.
3. Rohit Shetty Casting SRK as police in his next?
Seeing SRK in a police uniform for the first time in the movie 'Jawan' was exhilarating. Watching him in that avatar for a few minutes was mind-blowing. Now, imagine if he takes on a full-fledged role as an officer. The thought itself thrills us! At a recent Pinkvilla event, Rohit Shetty, known for his mass hero police avatar filmmaking, expressed excitement about the idea of casting Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and Salman Khan in cop roles. When asked to choose one, he playfully replied, "All 3. Ek ko bhi kyu chodu main?" Rohit assured fans that he has plans in place, adding, "Aaraam aaraam se. Bahut time hai, abhi puri industry ko cop bana denge. Koi nahi bachega! Ek humara alag se Police function hoga." Reflecting on his successful collaboration with SRK in Chennai Express, Rohit expressed a desire to create films like it again, saying, "If I crack a story that is good and grand, I will make a fresh film."
4. King Khan joining hands with Tamil acclaimed director Lokesh Kanagaraj?
If rumours are to be believed, this collaboration between the actor and director will create a masterpiece. However, current reports state that SRK has rejected the film offered by the acclaimed Tamil director Lokesh Kanagaraj, as the report stated, “Shah Rukh Khan liked the subject but kindly said no to the role. He is already doing a special role in his daughter Suhana Khan’s debut film (theatrical debut), which will directed by Sujoy Ghosh. Very recently, SRK made cameo appearances in Tiger 3 and Brahmastra.
Hence, the superstar decided not to do more special roles further.” Just imagine what if this collaboration comes true. Similar to the success of ‘Jawan,’ directed by the renowned Tamil filmmaker Atlee Kumar, Lokesh also exhibits a similar enthusiasm within his regional cinema domain. The collaboration of another Tamil director and actor would undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to his hat.
Adding to the excitement, the latest source reports reveal that King Khan will not only announce one or two but three films consecutively in this year, 2024. Haha! Indeed, continuing his hattrick streak. We hope all of them are from the list mentioned above, making our dream come true.
The source stated, “Everyone in the industry is looking forward and are excited to know about his next step. But he is not in any hurry to sign a project. He has some scripts in his hand, but he will go through them after coming back from his break. He will come and sit and analyse what he wants to do next. However, one thing is certain and it is that he is expected to announce three films in the first month of 2024 itself, and then start working on them. He has kept the genres he wants to explore a secret as he wants to surprise his audience.” ALSO READ: Bollywood Classics That Were Commercial Failures But Later Became Timeless Hits!
As Shah Rukh Khan continues his triumphant journey in 2024, the anticipation for his upcoming projects is nothing short of a thrilling ride. From the speculated 'Tiger vs Pathaan' face-off to a unique action experience with daughter Suhana in 'King,' and the possibility of donning the police uniform once again, SRK's diverse lineup promises excitement. As fans eagerly await the announcement of not one but three films, the 'King' is set to keep the Bollywood magic alive, leaving us all on the edge of our seats for what's to come.