Shah Rukh Khan announces 'Darlings' starring Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday announced his next venture, and no it wasn’t ‘Pathan’. The star took to his handle to present the upcoming dark comedy ‘Darlings’, starring Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah in lead roles.

“Life is tough Darlings, but so are you….both! Unleashing our #Darlings onto the world….Caution is advisable. PS : yeh comedy thodi dark hai…” Shah Rukh tweeted while releasing the motion title poster.

The film is said to be a unique story of a quirky mother-daughter duo navigating through crazy circumstances as they try to find their place in the world. Set in Mumbai against the backdrop of a conservative lower-middle-class neighbourhood, ‘Darlings’ traces the lives of these two women as they find courage and love in exceptional circumstances.

The film comes with its own statutory warning – a reminder that offending women can be very dangerous for your health.

‘Darlings’ marks a first for many – the directorial debut of Jasmeet K Reen and Alia’s first stint as a producer.

Jasmeet who has written many films earlier, spoke about her directorial debut and said in a statement, “With the brilliant Alia and Shefali portraying the mother-daughter duo, along with exceptionally talented Vijay (Varma) and Roshan (Mathew) we have a dream cast and the perfect ‘partners in crime’ if I can call them that. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and now I can’t wait to get on the floor!”

Leading lady, Alia Bhatt also shared her excitement about turning producer for the film. She said, “I am really excited to be part of Darlings; it’s a powerful story with a lot of humour and doses of dark comedy. I am thrilled to have Darlings as my first film as a producer, that too in collaboration with my favourite, Shah Rukh Khan and Red Chillies.”

Written by Parveez Sheikh & Jasmeet, ‘Darlings’ goes on floors this month.