I like being a romantic hero wielding a big gun, says Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in his double role in Jawan. Photo courtesy: Instagram/iamsrk

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has delivered back-to-back action blockbusters in Pathaan and Jawan, and has said that he likes being a romantic hero wielding weapons in his films.

Following the massive worldwide success of his previous releases for the year — Jawan crossed INR 1,100 crore (USD 130 million) at the global box office; and Pathan crossed INR 1,000 crore — the actor will once again be seen holding a shotgun in his upcoming movie Dunki.

Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the filmmaker behind the Munnabhai films, 3 Idiots and PK, the new SRK film Dunki is a saga of friendships, borders, nostalgia for home, and love.

During an #AskSRK session, when a fan shared the actor’s montage from his three films in which he can be seen pointing a gun, Shah Rukh said, “I actually really like this… for a romantic hero to be wielding a gun so big in all films!”

The actor held the fan interaction on the microblogging site X, a day after he released the film’s second song Nikle The Kabhi Hum Ghar Se.

Shah Rukh said that the song reminded him of his late parents. “Yes, it really makes me think about my parents… my Delhi days… friends made and lost in time. Very emotional,” he wrote.

The 58-year-old star said that he still felt like a child, adding that he “had a lovely childhood and I do miss my parents a lot”.

Dunki shows a lot of family relationships, as this comedy-drama film is based on an illegal immigration technique named “donkey flight”.

Shah Rukh said at the fan interaction that he did not know anything about the process of “dunki” until Hirani and the film’s writer Abhijaat Joshi told him about it. “It’s fascinating… [a] dangerous and quite an overwhelming experience to have learnt about it and portray parts of it,” he added.

When an admirer asked the actor to define success, he said that it was all about celebrating life. “Success is to be able to enjoy the smallest, simplest things in life… and appreciate every breath you take….” Also starring Taapsee Pannu, Boman Irani, and Vicky Kaushal, Dunki is out worldwide on December 21.