Atlee says 'I will give something bigger than Jawan'; did filmmaker confirm a film with Shah Rukh Khan?

Director Atlee, who gave Shah Rukh Khan one of the biggest blockbusters in 2023, Jawan, has expressed gratitude and love towards the actor and hinted about a grand collaboration with him again.

Updated on Feb 25, 2024  |  11:49 AM IST |  63.1K
Atlee and Shah Rukh Khan
Atlee and Shah Rukh Khan (PC: Atlee Instagram)

Filmmaker Atlee is currently riding high on the success of his 2023 blockbuster Jawan featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara in the lead roles. The film has not just created huge numbers at the box office but also left a strong impact on the audience's mind phenomenally.

The director, who gave Shah Rukh Khan his biggest and massiest film, thanked him for giving him the wonderful opportunity to helm the project. In the recent development, Atlee has yet again expressed his desire to work with King Khan on something more grand than Jawan.

Atlee on his future collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan

During an interactive session on ABP Conclave, Atlee expressed his immense joy for collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan on his fifth directorial venture, and said, "I love all his films, DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express, I can go on and on. For me, he is the face of Indian cinema to the world. So, it is a dream to work with Mr. Shah Rukh sir. Fortunately, I got to do that in my fifth film. God has been kind and I think I have justified that."

Further being asked about collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan again in the future, the Theri director added, "I will definitely surprise you, I'll keep the promise, I'll give you bigger than Jawan, and I will go to him for sure. I will narrate it, if he likes, definitely it will happen.”


"I know he loves me a lot... he is something else. He is always an energy to go. He is the best man I have seen in my life. Thank you, Shah Rukh sir. I will come to you once I crack something greater than Jawan. I will definitely come to you," Atlee concluded.

More about Jawan

Jawan became one of the mammoth successes for Shah Rukh Khan in 2023 after Siddharth Anand's directorial Pathaan. Shah Rukh Khan appeared on screen after his 4-year long break. The actor was last seen before in a special cameo role in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect and Brahmastra: Part 1- Shiva. Jawan had a stellar star cast which included Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover, and Deepika Padukone in a special cameo appearance. The film was bankrolled by Gauri Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment and the music was helmed by Anirudh Ravichander. The Atlee director was released in theaters on September 7, 2023, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Atlee’s upcoming films

Atlee has turned producer for his second Bollywood film titled Baby John. The film features Varun Dhawan, Keerthy Suresh, and Wamiqa Gabbi in key roles. The upcoming action-thriller is helmed by Kalees and jointly bankrolled by Atlee and Murad Khetani. The film is slated to be released in theatres on May 31, 2024 worldwide.

For the unversed, Baby John is a remake of the 2016 blockbuster entertainer titled Theri starring Thalapathy Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Amy Jackson in lead roles. The film was helmed by Atlee himself and music was composed by GV Prakash.

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