After Dear Zindagi, Shah Rukh Khan reunites with Alia Bhatt in a bizarre mother-daughter story, Darlings, this time as a producer. Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt worked together for the first time on Gauri Shindes Dear Zindagi, which proved to be a success both critically and commercially. And now SRK is about to reunite with Alia Bhatt over a quirky mother-daughter story, Darlings, in the capacity of producer. According to a source, the entire film was developed by Red Chillies and told to Alia a while back. “She loved it and got on board with the film right away,” shared a source.
Darlings is the directorial debut of Jasmeet K Reen, who has worked as Associate Director and Chief Assistant Director on multiple films and previously written films including Force 2, Fanney Khan and Pati Patni Aur Woh. The film rides on a formidable ensemble led by Alia with actors like Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew on board. It’s supposed to be a bizarre story about a lovable mother-daughter duo, played by Alia and Shefali, who navigate through crazy life circumstances. “It is set in Mumbai against a middle-class family background and traces the lives of two women who find courage and love in extraordinary circumstances,” the source added.
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An official announcement of the film is expected this week, and according to the source, Darlings will hit the ground as early as the first quarter of 2021. “In fact, the film is preparing for a release this year. Pre-production work is in full swing and the team is ready to get it on the ground in Mumbai very soon. “
“It is set in Mumbai against a middle-class family background and traces the lives of two women who find courage and love in extraordinary circumstances,” the source added
Aside from Darlings, SRK’s production team is working on several films in production. The Love Hostel with Bobby Deol, Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra will go to the floor, and Bob Biswas with Abhishek Bachchan in post production. The film is preparing for the opening in summer 2021. There are several other topics on the verge of getting a green light, including SRK’s next acting stint which is expected to hit the ground after the YRF production Pathan.
Shah Rukh Khan is currently filming for Pathan in which he stars as an agent. Deepika Padukone also accompanies him on the mission. John Abraham, on the other hand, plays the antagonist of Pathan. The sequel to Pathan for the superstar is expected to be Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming social comedy.