The yarn-weavers of entertainment journalism are having a field day, creating their own star casts of high-profile films.
The latest brainwave is that Rajkumar Hirani’s next “may” bring together Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol - when in fact, nothing has been finalised yet except the male lead Shah Rukh Khan, who plays an illegal immigrant in the US or Canada (not decided as yet) in a satire on the migrant issue.
The same story also claims that Manoj Bajpai is part of the cast of Hirani’s film. But when I asked Manoj about it, he denied any knowledge of being signed for a Rajkumar Hirani film. ALSO READ: Shah Rukh Khan And Kajol May Reunite For Rajkumar Hirani’s New Project; Vidya Balan-Taapsee Pannu Also Part Of The Film-Deets Inside
A source close to the project confided, “There is only Shah Rukh Khan. Besides him nothing is locked in. Not even the script which is going through many changes.”
It was reported on July 29, primarily by Free Press Journal, that SRK and Kajol could reunite for Hirani’s social comedy which will also star Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee and Boman Irani. Other portals followed suit.
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