Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar
Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar

It’s been a while now since Shah Rukh Khan fans have been waiting for him to announce his next project. The actor was last seen in Aanand L Rai‘s Zero and while the film was a debacle, the superstar hasn’t signed a film. There were reports that he was going to star in South director Atlee‘s next but soon the talk faded too. Now there has been an interesting development. As per reports in Bollywood Hungama, the film is very much on cards and Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions has come on-board to produce this one.

A source revealed,

When Atlee met Shah Rukh Khan, he didn’t have a complete script in hand. He had the gist of the plot ready and he had written four powerful massy sequences. These were key scenes like Shah Rukh Khan’s entry, intermission point, climax etc. Shah Rukh however was in favour of a bound script before taking things forward. Hence, Atlee decided to get the screenplay in place first.

The source also added that Atlee is working with Dharma’s creative team to develop the screenplay.

Atlee is currently working with the creative writing team of Dharma Productions to develop the screenplay. Atlee, KJo and SRK want to ensure that the script has trademark stamp of the director and at the same time, has the pan-India appeal.

The source further revealed that the film will happen by mid-2021.

The writing process will take some time. Shah Rukh Khan meanwhile will finish a film or two and only then he will be able to act in Atlee’s next. So it can be said that the film won’t take off before mid-2021. However, it’s a film that’s been seriously considered as it’ll be a win-win situation for all parties involved. Shah Rukh Khan hopes it’ll give him the blockbuster that has been eluding him since years. For Karan Johar, it will benefit as it’ll most probably be a Tamil-Hindi bi-lingual film. Hence, he hopes to recreate the magic of Baahubali and 2.0 if all goes well. Finally, Atlee also stands to gain as it’ll give him a foothold in Bollywood. A clearer picture hence should emerge in a few months.

Seems like this one is going to be an out-and-out winner and we can’t wait for it!