Shahrukh Khan
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Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be seen playing a Gujarati don in his upcoming venture if rumours are to be believed.

According to reports, the "Chennai Express" star has given an "in-principle nod" to Rahul Dholakia, who will direct the movie.

"In the film, Shah Rukh is supposed to play a large-hearted Gujarati don. Since the project is in the nascent stages, not many are aware of it. Dholakia has already met Shah Rukh a few times about the film and for narrations," Hindustan Times quoted an industry insider as saying.

As per the reports, Shah Rukh will reunite with Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, who worked with him in "Don" franchise.

"SRK trusts Farhan and Ritesh's judgment and vision. Besides, the three of them are good friends. Since he has given his nod just a few days back, things will slowly kick off now," the insider added.

The source went on to add that Shah Rukh will take up the project only next year after wrapping up Farah Khan's film, "Happy New Year". "He is currently busy with CE. Then, from September-October onwards, he will start with Farah's (Khan) Happy New Year (HNY). So it looks like Dholakia's film will be shot post HNY."

While no confirmation has been made by either Shah Rukh or Farhan, the insider claimed that a major part of the film will be shot in Gujarat.

"If all goes well, a major part of the film will be shot in Gujarat. But such details are yet to be finalised since both SRK and Farhan are caught up with CE and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag respectively," the insider said.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan is awaiting the release of "Chennai Express" on 8 August. Deemed to be one of the most-anticipated movies of the year, the action comedy is directed by Rohit Shetty and has Deepika Padukone in the female lead role.