Jawan director Atlee to collaborate with Salman Khan? Here’s what we know

    Salman Khan has reportedly approved Atlee’s story, but the makers have not made any official confirmation yet.

    Atlee and Salman Khan

    Atlee and Salman Khan

    South Indian director Atlee rose to national fame after his film, Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, became a box office success in 2023. If the latest reports are to be believed, Atlee will be collaborating next with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who has already approved the director’s story. The news comes amid the reports of Atlee’s collaboration with Allu Arjun being shelved due to unknown reasons.

    Atlee to collaborate with Salman Khan?

    According to reports by Telugu 360, Jawan director Atlee has narrated a story to Bollywood star Salman Khan who has approved it. Though the makers have not made any confirmation yet, the film is likely to be backed by Sun Pictures.

    Salman Khan to replace Allu Arjun?

    Atlee was reportedly working on his next collaboration with South superstar Allu Arjun but it has been shelved due to unknown reasons. A source close to the filmmaker revealed that the duo had talked about a potential collaboration, but it was never finalised as it was done at a primary stage. “Atlee is still working on the script and hasn't locked anyone yet. It would have been great to see both of them teaming up on a massive project, but, as of now, Allu Arjun and Atlee’s film is not happening,” the source said.

    Earlier, Atlee had approached Allu Arjun for a cameo role in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jawan which the actor turned down because he was busy shooting for Pushpa 2: The Rule.

    The report makes us wonder if Atlee has replaced Allu Arjun with Salman Khan. Reports suggest that discussions with Salman are also not finalised and the talks are at a very initial stage. If the discussions are finalised, the actor is expected to start shooting for the first schedule of the film next year as he is busy shooting for AR Murugadoss’ Sikandar.

    Backed by Sajid Nadiadwala, Sikandar is expected to release on Eid 2025. The film, also starring Rashmika Mandanna, marks the first collaboration between Salman and Ghajini director AR Murugadoss. Salman was last seen in Maneesh Sharma’s Tiger 3, alongside Katrina Kaif.