Sharing the posters on his social media, Shah Rukh Khan tweeted, “Hum bilkul usi tarah dikh rahe hain jaise Raju sir ne apne “Ullu ke patthon” ko imagine kiya tha….Inke baare mein bahot kuch share karna abhi baaki hai…The #DunkiDrop1 is out now. #Dunki releases worldwide in cinemas this Christmas 2023.”
Based on the concept of "Donkey Flight", an unlawful backdoor entry technique for nations like United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America, Dunki depicts the lives of Indians who choose to enter the nation using this illegal process and struggle to return home.
It is directed by Rajkumar Hirani, who co-wrote the screenplay with Abhijat Joshi and Kanika Dhillon. Produced under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment and Jio Studios, it stars Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Boman Irani.
The film is shot across Mumbai, Kashmir, London, Budapest, Jeddah and Neom. The soundtrack is composed by Pritam. Editing and cinematography is handled by Hirani and C K Muraleedharan respectively.
Dunki is set to be theatrically released in overseas territories on 21 December 2023, and a day later in India.