It’s been a while since we’ve seen Shah Rukh Khan on the big screen. The actor is actively producing some great projects, but fans are eager to see him again. While we heard his voice as Mufasa in Disney’s Lion King in 2020, it’s been a while since he entertained us. The actor was last seen almost three years ago in Anand L Rai’s 2018 film Zero with Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, who remained at the box office. Since then, SRK has seen its producer portfolio strengthen. It was recently announced that his production house Red Chillies Entertainment’s will be supporting a gritty crime thriller Love Hostel starring Vikrant Massey, Sanya Malhotra and Bobby Deol.
However, the craze to see King Khan on the big screen again remains the same and we finally have news. The year 2021 looks promising for Shah Rukh Khan, with few projects in the pipeline. What makes the list of his upcoming movies interesting is how they differ from the others. From doing some edgy action stunts to playing a journalist, SRK will be featured in a variety of roles. The actor is expected to appear in seven films and here is the list:
7 Shah Rukh Khan movies to be seen in theaters in 2021 and their release dates
Pathan’s shooting has resumed and this is SRK’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The film is directed by Siddharth Anand and also features Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. “It’s a battle royale battle between SRK and John, with Deepika playing an important thread and bringing the story to the fore,” a source revealed to Filmfare.
Expected Release – November 4, 2021, as reported by IndiaToday.
2. Untitled – A movie starring Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani is known for his beautiful social comedies like Munna Bhai, PK and more. SRK and Hirani together will definitely be a treat to watch. The film is an ‘immigration comedy’ that goes from Punjab to Canada. A source confirmed to TOI, “This guy is jovial, he will make you laugh and get emotional. Shah Rukh is growing out his hair for the role. “
Release date: not announced
It’s SRK and Deepika’s year together, the two will soon be featured in another movie titled Sanka. Directed by acclaimed Tamil director Atlee ‘, the film shows SRK playing a double role. According to TOI, he will be seen in the role of both a gangster and a special forces officer. The film is expected to be released sometime at the end of the year.
Expected release – not announced
One of the most anticipated movies of the year, Brahmastra becomes a star business. Directed by Ayan Mukerji’s science fiction film is a three part project. The movie features Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy, but we’ll also see Shah Rukh Khan make a guest appearance.
Release date: December 2021
5. Operation Khukri
A still of Shah Rukh Khan from Jab Tak Hai Jaan
An in-house production Operation Khukri has been in the news since 2017. Based on a true event, the film is about rescue operation ‘Operation Khukri’ in Africa by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force. As reported by Indian Express, the actor will play a soldier and this is one of the most expensive projects SRK has undertaken. “Extensive research has been done and will be mounted on a very large scale. It will be a true representation of a massive military operation and will celebrate our heroes. The director and cast are finalizing, with the film set to roll out later this year. It’s being shot in real locations in Africa with some real armed combat scenes, “ a source was quoted by Mumbai Mirror.
Release date: October 2, 2021
6. Missiles: the Nambi effect
A biography of the life of scientist and ISRO aerospace engineer, Nambi Narayanan, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is another movie in which SRK makes another cameo. The film also marks the direction of R Madhavan, where SRK will play the role of a journalist who will give us a glimpse into Nambi’s life. Talking about the movie Madhvan told TOI, “I am confident that this film will be one of the best stories I have told in my career so far. I am not sure how many people know how much about Nambi Narayanan. A lot of people have research on the internet about it. after I announced that I am making a movie about him But I can say with great confidence that whatever about him should be on the internet is not there The movie is not about the false case on Nambi Narayanan , as many think. Nambi Narayanan is kind of Abdul Kalam meets James Bond-type person. “
Release date – not announced
7. Thu 3:
A still by Shah Rukh Khan from Thu 2
One of Bollywood’s successful film franchises ‘Don’ is gearing up for the third part. The first part released in 2006 starred Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Om Puri, Lara Dutta and was a remake of the 1978 movie of the same name. Following the popularity of the first two episodes, Farhan Akhtar will be the third see part at work. Nothing has been officially announced about the film yet.
Release date – November 2021
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