As the wait continues to see Shah Rukh Khan in front of the camera, the badshah of Bollywood is busy working on his next project that will be released from his production company Red Chillies Entertainment.
Reported by Deccan Chronicle, the title for Khan’s latest project is called ‘Jahaazis’, a film which is based on workers migrating from eastern Uttar Pradesh and western Bihar to work in the sugar plantations in the West Indies in the early 19th century. Some had even come from what was formerly known as Madras.
A source shared how the concept came about, “The working title of the film is Jahaazi, named after the common term for such workers — Girmitiyas or Jahaazis — as they used to land in large numbers in the Caribbean islands with a three or four-year term as bonded or indentured labour. The film is a period film, as the first two ships landed at then British Guyana, now known as Guyana. The community, now known as Indo-Caribbeans, are now all-over West Indies with a majority of them in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Interestingly, Shah Rukh is also the owner of Trinbago Knight Riders, which is why he could have got an idea to make the film.”
No announcements have been made yet as to who will star in this production and when the film is slated to release. Keep it with BizAsiaLive.com for all your latest updates.