Shah Rukh Khan’s next project is still unknown, as he has taken some time off since the failure of his major project Zero at the box office in December 2018. The superstar is said to be reflecting on his choice of films while spending some quality time with his family. In the meantime, media has been constantly speculating about his next role, with some reports suggesting that he might appear in Dhoom 4. The actor’s name has also been linked to upcoming Tamil film Bigil (previously titled Thalapathy 63), starring South Indian superstar Thalapathy Vijay along with Nayanthara.
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Glad to be a part of this journey... a timeless film. Voicing it in Hindi with my own Simba. The last time we did a film was around 15 years ago and it was ‘Incredible’ and this time around its even more fun. Hope everyone enjoys it 19th July onwards. #TheLionKing @disneyfilmsindia
Media reports initially said that Shah Rukh Khan may be playing the villain’s role in this Tamil film. However, according to new reports, the actor will only have a special appearance in Bigil. The buzz is that Shah Rukh Khan, who is an incredibly energetic dancer, will be seen shaking a leg next to Vijay on an A R Rahman tune for the movie.
Shah Rukh Khan has never appeared in any Tamil film before and as per an entertainment portal, the makers of Bigil approached him with the request for this cameo. The film will be released over Diwali this year.
Shah Rukh Khan has also been in the news recently for his dubbing for Mufasa's character in the Hindi version of Lion King's remake, which is slated for release on 19th July 2019. Shah Rukh’s son, Aryan Khan, also makes his debut with Lion King as he is dubbing for the main character, Simba. SRK’s other confirmed projects include the production of Bard of Blood, a political espionage thriller series for Netflix, and he is also shooting for Ted Talks Season 2. In May 2019, the 53-year old actor did a special episode with David Letterman for the latter's Netflix talk show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.