Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has joined hands with the multi-award-winning Arun Kumar, who's better-known professionally as Atlee, for the Tamil director's next as-yet-unnamed film. The news has been doing the rounds for quite some time, but now it is being reported that SRK, who was in Spain shooting for Siddharth Anand's 'Pathan', has started work on the film in Pune. SRK is said to be playing a double role -- that of a father and a son. This, incidentally, won't be Atlee's first film featuring Bollywood stars. His 2019 Tamil sports action film, 'Bigil', a Vijay-Nayanthara star vehicle, had Jackie Shroff as one of the principal actors.
Atlee is famous for his 2017 action thriller, 'Mersal', with A.R. Rahman's music and a star cast comprising Vijay, S.R. Suryan, Samantha Akkineni and Kajal Aggarwal. The film's cast also includes Nayanthara, popularly known as the 'lady superstar' of South Indian cinema, and Sanya Malhotra, who played Babita Kumari in 'Dangal' and later also essayed memorable roles in 'Shakuntala Devi' and 'Ludo'.
Also cast in it is Sunil Grover, seen most recently in the web series 'Tandav', but who first came to the people's notice as Gutthi in 'Comedy Nights by Kapil'.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan has been away from the big screen for quite some time now. He was last seen in Aanand L. Rai's 2018 film Zero alongside Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. After the Covid lockdown, the actor has now returned to the shoot of his upcoming film Pathan. The film also stars John Abraham. Other details about the movie are still under wraps.
(With Inputs from IANS)