Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan to star in Gauri Shinde's next

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2015 09:51 IST
Shah Rukh Khan will star opposite Alia Bhatt, who is nearly half his age, in Gauri Shinde's next film.

English Vinglish fame Gauri Shinde is all set for her next film that will be produced by Karan Johar. And guess who are the lead actors? Gauri has cast romance king Shah Rukh Khan and Highway star Alia Bhatt together in her next.

KJo, who will be co-producing the film under his Dharma Productions along with Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment and Hope Productions, announced the news on micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday. "Red Chillies Entertainment... Dharma and Hope Productions are proud to present

Gauri Shinde's

next starring... SHAH RUKH KHAN and ALIA BHATT," Karan tweeted.

Earlier this week, Shinde, wife of filmmaker R Balki, had shared that she's ready to be back in action to work on a script, which is "almost" ready. "Yes I am making my next film script done... well almost... going on the floors soon. Looking forward to be back in action," Shinde posted on Twitter on Monday.

Her directorial debut, the 2012 entertainer English Vinglish, which also marked the comeback of Sridevi onto the big screen, found critical acclaim as well as the audience's love for telling a poignant tale of a woman who learns English in the quest of 'fitting in' the life of her husband and children.

This will be Shah Rukh's first film with Alia. It will be interesting to see the duo star together as while SRK turns 50 in November, Alia is less than half his age. Both the actors have big films in their kitty as of now. SRK has three films -- Raees, Dilwale and


-- lined up for release, and Alia, 22, has projects like


, Udta Punjab and Kapoor and Sons in her kitty.

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