Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most loved actors in the Hindi film industry. He’s about to finish Sidharth Anand’s Pathan, and we’ve heard that even before that, he’ll be in Pune shooting director Atlee’s next project, an action-packed thriller.
“Director, Atlee and crew are already in Pune, working to get the technicalities of shoot right. Shah Rukh Khan will be joining them any day now and the makers are all geared up for the first schedule of the film. It’s a brief stint to get things rolling on the film. Even Nayanthara will be a part of this schedule and the shoot is set to begin in the next few days,” revealed a source close to the development to Pinkvilla.
Sanya Malhotra and Sunil Grover have crucial roles in the action movie, which is produced by Red Chillies, but the details of their characters have been kept under wraps.
It stars Shah Rukh Khan in a double role. “It’s larger than life yet driven by performance. Atlee masters the art of making double and triple role films, and this is him bringing the genre back to Bollywood with SRK,” the source added. Shah Rukh Khan has previously performed double roles in films such as Duplicate, Paheli, Don, and Fan.
The yet-to-be-titled film will be a major pan-Indian production starring actors from the north and south. Apart 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 places. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan is set to fly to Europe alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham for the final phase of Pathan.
The superstar also has a film with Rajkumar Hirani in his kitty, which takes off sometime by mid of 2022.