Bollywood’s King Khan Shah Rukh Khan will star in ace-director Rajkumar Hirani’s next movie, according to India media.
The actor-director duo has finalised the concept for a movie and are expected to make an official announcement soon.
Hirani has directed blockbusters such as Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots and PK.
Interestingly, Shah Rukh was the first offered the role of charming gangster cum fake doctor Murli Prasad Sharma aka Munna Bhai, but he couldn’t take it up because of health issues.
The role was later taken up by Sanjay Dutt.
In an interview, King Khan was asked if he regretted opting out of Munna Bhai MBBS the actor revealed, “I think every film is written in an actor’s destiny. I don’t think I would have done it as well as Sanjay Dutt has. I think he was fantastic in the film.”
Shah Rukh was also offered 3 Idiots but he declined it.
On the work front, Hirani is shooting for Sanjay Dutt biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal and Karishma Tanna.
The movie is scheduled to release on March 30, 2018.