The much-awaited Shah Rukh Khan-Aanand Rai film has clinched the coveted Christmas release date. The film, that will see Shah Rukh playing the role of a dwarf, will hit the screens on 21 December, 2018.
Red Chillies Entertainment, Shah Rukh's home production, shared the news on Twitter.
— Red Chillies Ent. (@RedChilliesEnt) August 30, 2016
The makers are yet to finalise on a female lead. However reports had earlier claimed that Deepika Padukone will be paired opposite Shah Rukh again. While the film's title is not announced yet, Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand Rai raised curiosity on Twitter by giving out subtle hints about the title.
Aji aisa waisa meetha ...Bahut Bahut meetha title 😊😊😊 https://t.co/jsJuIxtB7T
— AANAND L RAI (@aanandlrai) August 30, 2016
A DNA report mentions that the budget for the film is set at a whopping Rs 150 crore, making it to the list of most expensive films in Bollywood.
The film will go on floors after Khan completes the shoot for Imtiaz Ali's The Ring, where he will be sharing the screen with Anushka Sharma again.
Meanwhile Shah Rukh fans have much on their platter with Dear Zindagi and Raees set to release soon.