Hope you’re sitting down for this news, because you’re going to freak out when you hear that it’s been confirmed – Shahrukh and Kajol will be seen together again on the big screen! Rohit Shetty has managed to sign one of Bollywood’s most loved on-screen pairs together in his next film, Dilwale. He made the announcement on his birthday, March 14th, but this is a gift that we call all appreciate! In addition to the revelation that Shahrukh and Kajol are to star in his film, he also divulged the rest of the cast and the name of the film. The movie is titled, Dilwale, which seems appropriate as he snagged Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’s lead pair! The film also features Bollywood’s rising star, Varun Dhawan, and will star Kriti Sanon opposite him.
Speaking to media at his birthday, Shetty had the following to say,
“So much has been said regarding the casting of this film, and about many films that I’m not even making, so Shah Rukh and I decided that I should put it out there officially,” says Rohit, adding, “I’ve paired Shah Rukh with Kajol and Varun (Dhawan) with Kriti (Sanon). It’s not a remake of Hum (1991) or any other film, and it will be a Christmas release.”
Recently, Shahrukh Khan had shared that the movie was action-oriented, but Shetty declines to acknowledge what genre the film will be. Rather, he said,
“It’s a wholesome entertainer and I would not categorize it as an action or a comedy film. It’s a family film that has everything in it. I also have the big responsibility of bringing Kajol back after a long time, and pairing her with Shahrukh. All I can do is work really hard.”
Shetty also seemed thrilled with his choice of casting Dhawan and Sanon together,
“Varun is a fabulous actor, and he has already proved his versatility in the films he has done so far. As for Kriti, I have seen Heropanti (2014), and she is quite confident as an actor. Plus, it’s a fresh pair, so I’m looking forward to working with them.”
I for one am definitely extremely excited for this film to come out! I sure hope it lives up to expectations!