Earlier we reported that Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara will begin filming in Pune for filmmaker Atlee’s upcoming film. Now, we’ve learned that filming for the film begins today, and the newest addition to the cast is South actress Priyamani, who was most recently seen in The Family Man.
“Priyamani plays a key role in the narrative of the film and will be joining Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara in the Pune schedule of the film. She is already in the city and all charged up to commence her work on this yet untitled action-packed entertainer,” revealed a source close to the development told Pinkvilla.
“There are many more surprises in terms of casting which will be revealed in the months to follow,” the source added.
SRK and Priyamani previously worked together on Chennai Express, although it was only a cameo role for the actress. Red Chillies Entertainment, Shah Rukh Khan’s production company, is producing the Atlee film. It stars Shah Rukh Khan in a dual part, with two diametrically opposed character attributes, as previously stated by the playwright.
The yet-to-be-titled film will be a major pan-Indian production starring actors from the north and south. Aside from Nayanthara, the ensemble includes a few more names from the Southern film industry. According to rumours, the film will be shot over the course of 6 to 7 months in a variety of locations.
The actresses, Nayanthara and Priyamani were spotted in Pune at the shoot location today. Have a look at their pictures here:
#EXCLUSIVE: #Nayanthara and #PriyaMani spotted in #Pune where they have started shooting for director #Atlee's next, which features #ShahRukhKhan too. @Atlee_dir @iamsrk #SRK pic.twitter.com/uR0rq1Ww9g
— Pune Times (@PuneTimesOnline) September 3, 2021
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan is likely to fly to Europe in October alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham for the final schedule of Pathan.