Mumbai, Dec 30: Renowned filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, celebrated for delivering socially impactful films such as Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, and PK, recently praised Shah Rukh Khan for his role in Dunki. This collaboration marks their first venture together.
Hirani expressed his delight, revealing that it was a long-standing wish come true. He commended Shah Rukh Khan's courage, noting the actor's awareness of the prevailing trend favoring mass-appeal films at the box office. Despite this, Shah Rukh Khan chose Dunki as his project.
In a statement to X, Hirani emphasized Shah Rukh Khan's bravery, highlighting that while mass-oriented films have been performing well in recent years, the actor consciously opted for a project with a significant social message. Hirani stated, 'It's not just about box office collections; our goal was to convey a meaningful social message. Fortunately, we have succeeded in this mission, and Dunki is garnering positive responses at the box office. People are truly appreciating the film, and I am delighted with its reception.'"