With hits like Jawan, Pathaan, and Dunki, Shah Rukh Khan has had an incredible 2023. Everyone is interested in seeing which directors he will work with next. Much chatter has been made about him and Vishal Bhardwaj collaborating on a movie. The majority of Bollywood celebrities want to collaborate with the director. Haider, Omkara, and Kaminey are among the gems he has given us. Actors who have collaborated with him on several films include Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Priyanka Chopra, the late Irrfan, and Shahid Kapoor. He has openly stated in interviews that he has always desired to collaborate with megastar Shah Rukh Khan.
SRK and Vishal were in talks for of 2 States
It appears that Vishal Bhardwaj intended to work with Shah Rukh Khan on a 2 States sequel.With the movie 2 States, their potential collaboration almost came to fruition, but regrettably, it ran into problems due to divergent worldviews. Nevertheless, recent rumours suggest that viewers may soon see the pairing of these two realistic nonconformists in an upcoming motion picture.
Vishal Bhardwaj wanted to set 2 States in A Bank as Opposed To A College
Bhardwaj stressed the relentless longing shared by both himself and SRK to team up. Despite the misfortune with 2 States, conversations have kept, reemerging every year during occasions like birthday celebrations or public capabilities. SRK reliably communicates the shared feeling that they should work together.
During a recent meeting with Noontime, Bhardwaj discussed his talks with Shah Rukh Khan on the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s book, 2 States. Regardless, the project faced a creative crossroads as differences surfaced regarding the movie’s location. Shah Rukh didn’t agree with Bhardwaj’s plan to shift the plot from a scholastic background to a more erratic one, specifically inside a bank like ICICI.
Finally, the transition followed through to the film, with Abhishek Varman directing Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor in key roles.
The Pathaan actor and the Haider director discovered that they both attended Delhi University, with Bhardwaj attending Hindu College and SRK attending Hansraj College. This personal touch was added to their relationship. Their shared birth year of 1965, along with their inclination for collaborative storytelling, adds another level of connection.
Are Shah Rukh Khan and Vishal Bhardwaj Collaborating for Their Next Project?
Industry insiders are buzzing over Shah Rukh Khan’s rumoured next project, which is expected to be a Vishal Bhardwaj movie, according to Hindustan Times. This fits in well with Khan’s propensity to continually surprise audiences with his unconventional film choices.
The insider goes on to say that the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Hai actor has a history of making unconventional choices throughout his career, citing, for example, his previous collaboration with Amol Palekar on Paheli. The company is expecting confirmation of authority from one or the other, and attempts to get in touch with SRK’s and Bhardwaj’s groups for comments were reportedly unsuccessful at the time of publishing. There is no doubt that the film industry is very interested in and excited about the potential collaboration between these two legends.
Vishal Bharadwaj and Shah Rukh Khan on the work front
With two projects on OTT platforms this year—the Netflix film Khufiya and the web series Charlie Chopra and The Mystery of Solang Valley on SonyLIV—Bhardwaj saw success.Meanwhile, SRK’s most recent offering, Dunki, which starred Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Boman Irani in pivotal roles, proved to be a success. The movie opened in theatres on December 21, 2023.
By- Gursharan Kaur