EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan picks Bigil director Atlee over Rajkumar Hirani for his next; Deets Inside

After much discussion and deliberation, Shah Rukh Khan is all set to kick off shooting for his next film with Bigil director Atlee and has picked it over Rajkumar Hirani’s film. Pinkvilla has exclusive details about King Khan’s next. Find out.
EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan picks Bigil director Atlee over Rajkumar Hirani for his next; Deets InsideEXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan picks Bigil director Atlee over Rajkumar Hirani for his next; Deets Inside
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After Zero, Shah Rukh Khan had taken a break from movie. Speculation has been rife about his next project with some of the biggest filmmakers queuing up to sign him up. While SRK was yet to give the nod, three filmmakers (Rajkumar Hirani, Atlee and Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.) were in advanced stages of talk but now we have heard that Tamil director, Atlee, will be the first to begin shooting with the superstar. While Hirani is busy adding the final touches to his script, Raj and DK, are directing the Indian segment of Citadel for Amazon.

A trade source says, “Shah Rukh and Atlee are expected to make their announcement, along with Karan Johar, within the next couple of months and film will immediately begin. While SRK fans had expected an announcement on his birthday, Atlee’s script wasn’t ready. As it has been reported last week, Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies will be producing Atlee’s movie, titled Sanki (working title), said to be a fast-paced action drama. Not only is this the first time that Shah Rukh and Atlee are collaborating for a film, but it will be Atlee’s first Bollywood movie and his fifth altogether. Both Karan and Shah Rukh have loved Atlee’s Bigil, which collected over 300crore worldwide. Atlee’s movie will also see Karan and Shah Rukh reunite professionally after Ittefaq (2017), which was produced by Red Chillies Entertainment in association with BR Studios and Dharma Productions.

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Once the announcement is made, Atlee and Shah Rukh are expected to begin shoot from April-May. Atlee’s south team has already started the post-production. With top banners Dharma and Red Chillies headlining the project, movie will be heading towards a fast completion and release. Atlee is working with the creative teams of the two production houses to complete the final draft of the script.

Buzz is that when Atlee had approached the super star last year, he didn’t have a complete script in hand – only a basic plot ready and a few powerful sequences. The source adds, “Now the bound script is ready with Atlee adding some last-minute touches to the screenplay. Raj and DK’s movie with Shah Rukh is very much on. “Once they complete Citadel they will begin pre-production on SRK’s movie by next year. Rajkumar Hirani is at present, apparently, writing two scripts - Munnabhai 3 and the one with SRK. It all depends on which will be completed first.”

Shah Rukh will next be seen in a special appearance in Karan Johar’s Brahmastra, on December 4, 2020.

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I just hope whatever he chooses, it is something that will require him to put some weight on. He looks so thin (and pale) and gaunt! :(

Must Choose Rajkumar Hirani over Atlee first

Atlee. The copy cat

SRK please stick with Karan, Aditya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farhan Akhtar (don 3), as you have a great success record with these filmmakers, as they have always offered you good work and the audience has enjoyed watching you create magic in there cinema. When you work with other filmmakers, you have too much creative interference in the project, which results in the movie not being accepted by the audience.

Atlee is an useless copycat director

Copy cat

Those who are jealous of others success says pretty much bad about the successful person.

In south cinema too, all are jealous about this young director Atlee's super duper success.

King ❤️

Do rajkumar hirani film with kajol pls!

Waiting for the movie
Best of luck
Inchalah king is back

Another flop for granpa King.

oh gawd! atlee is such an awful director! what are you doing SRK?!?!?!

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