Baadshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan has utilized this lockdown quite productively to run through 18 scripts. Speculations are rife, that he will be essaying lead roles in three or four of them, and might produce some others as well. Recently, he also took to social media to share some of the quarantine lessons he acquired and accompanied it with major takeaways.
As per media reports, “These include scripts from Raj Kumar Hirani, Siddharth Anand, Raj and DK, Atlee Tigmanshu Dhulia, Amit Ravindranath Sharma, Madhur Bhandarkar, Ali Abbas Zafar, Shimit Amin and Amar Kaushik. Some are films and the others are web shows. While no paperwork has been done and no final decisions have been taken, there are reports that an OTT major other than Netflix has sent feelers to King Khan to make content for them as well,” .
There were rumours floating that Bhandarkar had approached Khan with a script based on the sand mafia. Atlee had given him an action-packed script, and Hirani had pitched a Punjab-to-Canada migration script.
Tigmanshu Dhulia had approached with a script on Shiv Kumar Patel alias Dadua, the dacoit, for Shah Rukh to take in on the production part. Ali Abbas Zafar wants SRK to work on a sports biopic. Shimit Amin had asked him for a web series on girmitiyas.
His Class of ’83 featuring Bobby Deol has been decided for a Netflix original stream and his Kahaani spinoff Bob Biswas, featuring Abhishek Bachchan, will only be released after the shooting is complete, once the lockdown is life and the situation restores normalcy.
There were even speculations that SRK may collaborate with Sriram Raghavan, but then sources close to Raghavan rubbished the reports.