Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki made only on a budget of Rs 85 crore? Report suggests film is already in profit of Rs 100 crore | Bollywood News


Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dunki is all set to release on December 21 and if all goes well for the star, this could be his third hit of the year. Dunki is the first film where director Rajkmar Hirani and SRK are collaborating together, and as per a recent report, the film was made on a reported cost of Rs 85 crore, which makes it one of the least expensive films of SRK in the recent years. However, this cost of Rs 85 crore does not include the cost of talent including SRK, Hirani, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal and others.

As per a report in Pinkvilla, the film was made on a budget of Rs 85 crore and described Hirani as a “cautious spender.” The report said that Shah Rukh and Hirani are profit participants in the film and added that the cost of the film after adding the print and publicity cost was around Rs 120 crore. Dunki was reportedly shot in 75 days, out of which Shah Rukh shot for the film for 60 days.

The report added that Dunki has already sold its “non-theatrical rights” in “the range of Jawan”, which means the film is already “sitting on a massive table profit in the vicinity of Rs 100 crore.”

In comparison, Shah Rukh’s last film Jawan, which was also produced by his company Red Chillies Entertainment, was made on a budget of Rs 300 crore which was exceeded during the filming. At the film’s success meet, Atlee said that Shah Rukh greenlit a Rs 300 crore film but they “went more.” Jawan, however, became the biggest hit of the year, and the second biggest global Hindi grosser worldwide (after Dangal). The film collected Rs 1160 crore worldwide and made Rs 640.25 crore nett in India, as per industry tracker Sacnilk.

Dunki was first announced with a video in April 2022, which was way before SRK delivered back to back hits at the box office. This year, his films Pathaan and Jawan have collectively grossed over Rs 2000 crore at the worldwide box office. Rajkumar Hirani hasn’t had a theatrical release since 2018’s Sanju, which was the biggest hit of that year. Sanju made Rs 342.53 crore at the domestic box office, as per Bollywood Hungama.

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