Allu Arjun Out, Salman Khan In For Atlee’s Next Project

In what was one of the most anticipated collaborations in Indian cinema, the potential partnership between Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun and acclaimed Tamil filmmaker Atlee Kumar has unfortunately been called off.

Following the immense successes of “Pushpa: The Rise” and “Jawan,” fans and industry insiders were eagerly looking forward to this pan-India action entertainer. However, it has now been confirmed that discussions between the two have come to a halt.

Differences between Atlee and Allu Arjun

A reliable source confirmed that although Atlee and Allu Arjun were in talks, they had to part ways due to some differences. Despite the discussions being at a very preliminary stage, the collaboration was never finalized, contrary to media speculation. The source stated, “They were definitely in talks, but it was at a very primary stage, and the collaboration was never finalized as was being speculated in the media. 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.”

Future Prospects and Current Discussions

Reports indicate that, although the collaboration between Allu Arjun and Atlee is off the table. Discussions are ongoing with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. While specific details about the movie are still under wraps. The makers are aiming to commence production by the first half of 2025. No production timeline has been created yet, but the shooting is expected to begin following the completion of Salman Khan’s current project “Sikandar,” directed by AR Murugadoss.

Timeline for Salman Khan and Atlee’s Project

“Sikandar,” which is directed by AR Murugadoss and stars Salman Khan, is slated for an Eid 2025 release. The film is expected to wrap up by March 2025. After which Salman Khan will shift his focus to Atlee’s film. This scheduling allows for a smooth transition into the new project.

Refuting Rumors of High Remuneration

There were rumors in the South Indian media. Suggesting that Atlee’s demand for an 80 crore remuneration led to the project’s cancellation. However, insiders have refuted these claims, labeling them as “baseless conjectures.” The source reiterated that both Allu Arjun and Atlee Kumar share mutual respect. That the cancellation was purely due to a misalignment in preferences and timing, rather than financial disagreements.


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