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Shah Rukh Khan’s film starring Bobby Deol gets a title, to be named Class of 83

Actor Shah Rukh Khan is making a film for Netflix, titled Class of 83. It will star Bobby Deol in the lead role.

bollywood Updated: Apr 29, 2019 16:18 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Shah Rukh Khan’s next film, starring Bobby Deol, is titled Class of 83.

Actor Shah Rukh Khan is a successful producer and his latest production Badla went to become a super hit at the box office. After the debacle of Zero, the actor may not be signing new films at present but has a few very interesting projects coming up on the streaming platform, Netflix. The actor is now set to make a film starring Bobby Deol for Netflix which has now got a title, Class of 83.

The makers have, however, made it clear that film does not hold any similarities with Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film, ‘83. A few reports suggest that the film may revolve around a reunion in 1983.

A source told Bollywood Hungama in a report, “Shah Rukh Khan and Bobby Deol have shared a great friendship since quite some time now. Bobby is keen on trying out something new and Shah Rukh Khan has always been interested in exploring the web platform further. Having them collaborate for Class of ’83 is definitely something to look out for.”

“The Netflix film is currently under the initial stages. The casting is just being finalized. The process has just kick started. So it is too soon to comment on the same,” the source added.

The Raees actor is also working on a web series titled Bard of Blood for Netflix. It will star Emraan Hashmi in the lead role.

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Shah Rukh had told Economic Times in an interview last year, “It gives an opportunity to a lot of youngsters who didn’t know where to take their small films. So my deal with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and chief content officer Ted Sarandos is not just on paper. I’ll try and make stuff for you for which I can’t find a theatre and I am non-self-obsessed to know that certain films don’t need to be in the theatre. Theatres will also change. It will perhaps be more like Broadway where movies will play for six months.”

Shah Rukh’s last film Zero, that starred him as a dwarf named Bauaa, turned out be a huge disappointment at the box office. It was directed by Aanand L Rai of Tanu Weds Manu fame and also starred Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif as female leads.

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First Published: Apr 29, 2019 16:16 IST