Director Atlee rose to prominence with four successful Tamil films, three of which he co-directed with Vijay. The director's collaboration with Vijay worked well, and he established himself as one of the top commercial filmmakers by delivering three box-office hits with the actor. Director Atlee is making his Bollywood debut with 'Jawaan,' starring Shah Rukh Khan, and the project is progressing well. The developers previously released a teaser, promising fans action entertainment.
However, even before the release of 'Jawaan,' Atlee piqued the eye of another Bollywood Superstar, Salman Khan, who has allegedly expressed interest in collaborating with the filmmaker. The actor and director have begun preliminary discussions, and the project will move forward if all goes well between the two. Meanwhile, it is been reported that Atlee would direct Vijay in a Pan-Indian film following 'Jawaan,' titled 'Thalapathy 68.' As a result, even if the couple intends to collaborate, Atlee's project starring Salman Khan may take some time.
Atlee just completed a shoot for 'Jawaan' in Chennai, and the director's next project is unknown. 'Jawaan' is set to be released on June 2, 2023, and stars Deepika Padukone, Nayanthara, and Yogi Babu, among others, with music composed by Anirudh Ravichander.