Shah Rukh Khan will work on Siddharth Anand's actioner before Rajkumar Hirani's film?

Updated: 23 July, 2020 08:20 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Sources say Shah Rukh Khan defers Rajkumar Hirani's film after they are unable to procure permission to shoot in North America; will kick off Siddharth Anand's actioner.

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan had his heart set on ending his two-year sabbatical with Rajkumar Hirani's social comedy about immigration. It was heard that a chunk of the film was to be shot in Canada. However, with the pandemic playing havoc with his best-laid plans, mid-day has learnt that Khan may bounce back into action with Siddharth Anand's project.

Hirani and Anand
Hirani and Anand

A source reveals, "Given the current global crisis, Hirani's team could not procure the permission to shoot in Canada. So, the director will have to kick off the shoot at a later date. In the meantime, Shah Rukh is considering returning to the big screen with Siddharth's action-drama. After the raging success of War, Yash Raj Films is keen that he helm another tentpole movie. The film will be announced on Yash Chopra's birth anniversary, September 27, and the superstar is expected to begin shooting in October tentatively." Rumours are rife that the actor will reunite with Deepika Padukone for the movie.

mid-day reached out to Hirani and Yash Raj Films. Both didn't respond till press time.

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First Published: 23 July, 2020 07:03 IST

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