Bollywood’s Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan who was seen last on the silver screen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero in 2018, where he essayed the role of a dwarf from Meerut who travels to Mars for proving his love towards female character played by Anushka Sharma. However the actor returned to Earth in the film’s climax, but he hasn’t really seen back on the big screen. SRK was to play an astronaut who became the first to travel space in the Rakesh Sharma biopic, Saare Jahan Se Accha, but eventually opted out of the project. There has been continuous speculation about his next ever since, but nothing has been announced officially.
We came to know that during this self-imposed break, SRK shot for important roles in 2 movies, Ayan Mukerji’s fantasy action adventure Brahmastra, lead by Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and R Madhavan’s ‘Nambi Narayanan’ biopic Rocketry. Both Ayan and Maddy are extremely fond of SRK and believed that no other could suite the role. Neither of these are small cameos, but an integral part of the story and carry the narrative forward,”, adding that SRK shot for both roles last year.
Insiders reveal that SRK has a cameo in Brahmastra that is shot using ample of visual effects. The film begins with his character, a scientist, introducing the audience to the fantasy world. “In Rocketry, he plays a journalist who interviews scientist Nambi Narayanan, and takes us through the protagonist’s journey in flashback, Both movies are in the post-production phase and will hit the theatres next year. Interestingly, Madhavan had an extended cameo as a NASA scientist in SRK’s last release, Zero.
For the past 2 years, SRK has read over 20 scripts. While interacting with fans on Twitter, he hinted at a collaboration with Rajkumar Hirani, quipping, “Raju apna sa lagta hai” when asked about which directors he prefers to work with. We have also learned that Hirani’s next is a social drama, written by him and Kanika Dhillon and supervised by his frequent collaborator Abhijat Joshi. “It is set against the backdrop of immigration and prior to the lockdown, the makers were planning to shoot it in Canada and Punjab. Apart from the social drama, SRK is also in talks with the director-duo Raj and DK for a quirky action thriller, among other films.