Taapsee Pannu is on cloud nine after the announcement of Rajkumar Hirani’s next film, Dunki, where she’ll be seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan. In a Twitter post, the Looop Lapeta actor mentioned that it took her 10 years to reach this stage in her career.

Quoting Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic ‘kaaynat’ dialogue from Om Shanti Om, the actress said that it was all due to her hard work and perseverance. Taapsee Pannu made her Bollywood debut with the film Chashme Badoor in 2013, and later gained acclaim for her performances in films like Baby, Pink, and Mulk.

She took to Twitter to express her thoughts: “Yes it’s hard to make it till here, and it’s harder when you are all by yourself but then a superstar once said ‘agar kisi cheez ko shiddat se chaho to puri kayanat tumhe usse milane me lag jati hai (if you wish for something with all your heart, the entire universe conspires to get it for you)’ cheers to honesty, hard work and perseverance. Almost 10 saal lage (it took 10 years) but finally ‘All is Well’.”

As part of the Dunki movie announcement, Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter and called the 3 Idiots director his Santa Claus. He wrote, “Dear @RajkumarHirani sir, Aap toh Mere Santa Claus nikle. Aap shuru karo main time pe pahunch jaunga. actually main toh set par hi rehne lagunga. Feeling humbled & excited to finally work with you. Bringing to you all #Dunki in cinemas on 22nd December 2023.”

He also shared an announcement video along with his tweet. The video has SRK and Hirani talking about Dunki which will have comedy, emotion, and romance, but will miss an essential — SRK’s signature pose. In the video, the actor joked that he will happily chop off his arms to work with the director.

The film went on floors this April, with the next schedule being shot extensively in Punjab. JIO Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment, and Rajkumar Hirani Films presentation, Dunki is written by Abhijaat Joshi, Kanika Dhillon, and Hirani, who is the co-producer Gauri Khan.

Taapsee Pannu will also be seen in Shabaash Mithu, based on Indian cricketer Mithali Raj, Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan, Dobaaraa, and Blurr. Talking about SRK, 2023 seems to be the year of SRK, as Pathaan will release in January, and Dunki in December.

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