July 25, 2024


There is no denying the fact that 2023 is the year of Shah Rukh Khan. The actor returned to the big screen as a leading man after 4 years with Pathaan. The film came in the starting of the year and smashed all the box office records out there. Post that, SRK made his second appearance with Jawan. With it, he proved that the only person that can beat SRK is SRK himself. Jawan surpassed even Pathaan’s records and Shah Rukh Khan has one more release, Dunki, scheduled to close the year.

However, seems like the actor might not complete the hattrick just this year. If recent reports are to be believed, the makers might be pushing the release of Dunki ahead.

Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dunki to get postponed

Dunki originally had the release date of Christmas 2023. King Khan had made the announcement of the film as well as its release date with a quirky video. The film marks SRK’s first collaboration with director Rajkumar Hirani and also stars Taapsee Pannu. While earlier it was supposed to close 2023, seems like the success of Pathaan and Jawan might have affected that plan.

A close friend of SRK told Koimoi, “I believe they are looking at the possibility of moving Dunki to early next year. This year SRK’s Pathaan and Jawan are record-breaking blockbusters. A third film makes no sense. Better to wait a few months, give SRK fans some pause to absorb the twin successes. Let’s not forget Pathaan and Jawan still have a long way to go.”

The OTT release of both the films come in play too. The friend added, “While Pathaan has started streaming on Prime Video, Jawan will begin streaming not before November. This means the SRK fever will be prevalent right till the end of the year. Dunki will only be more of the same. Besides, SRK will have no release next year if Dunki too is released this year.”

Jawan box office collection

With Pathaan, SRK gave the first Hindi film to cross Rs 500 nett box office collection in India. With Jawan, he is expected to break the record further. Jawan has crossed Rs 600 crores at the world wide box office collections already. In 6 days, Jawan has also crossed Rs 300 crores in India, just with the Hindi version. Also, if Dunki doesn’t release this year, still SRK’s DNA will arrive on screen in December. King Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan will release her debut film The Archies on December 7, 2023. The film will stream on Netflix.

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