After Zero, Shah Rukh Khan is finally taking up projects and has a delightful lineup of projects. Khan is in talks with Rajkumar Hirani’s forthcoming project which is reportedly based on an immigration case. According to the latest report, the film will bring out the widespread use of an illegal backdoor route named ‘Donkey Flight’ by Indians to immigrate to countries like Canada and the USA.
According to a PeepingMoon report, Hirani’s film will be based on the case of ‘Donkey Flight’ and immigration. ‘Donkey Flight’ means an illegal backdoor route in Punjab which is used by Indians who wish to immigrate to countries such as the USA and Canada. A source close to the advancement told PeepingMoon, “Donkey flight is referred to as the illegal method of entering a foreign country via multiple stops in other countries. It’s a popular method adopted by thousands of youngsters every year after they fail to enter the target country via legitimate means. Hirani’s film deals with this wide subject in his trademark style with a narrative filled with emotional as well as light-hearted moments. It’s a story of a Punjabi guy and his arduous journey of immigration to Canada.”
The source added that the film will show the illegal path of Indian Punjabis to Canada and how fresh and naïve customers who desire a better life abroad are attracted by travel agencies and fall into detailed traps.
The phrase ‘Donkey Flight’ is based on a Punjabi idiom that implies hopping from one place to the next. It cites the method used by many immigrants where they apply for a tourist visa in a European Union Schengen Country, that permits them to wander free in the border-free zones of Europe. The emigrants then fly to the USA and Canada.
Hirani’s movie will reportedly go on floors in May 2022. Although the female lead has not been finalized yet, Taapsee Pannu is believed to be the frontrunner for the leading lady opposite Shah Rukh. Hirani has completed the scripting and the shooting will commence after Khan wraps up his other projects comprising Siddharth Anand’s Pathan and Atlee’s yet-to-be-named film.