Atlee created his mark in the world of Hindi cinema with his debut movie, Jawan in which Shah Rukh Khan acted as the male lead. The movie turned out as a blockbuster. In one of his interviews, Atlee spoke about his upcoming movies and further expressed his wish to work with Shah Rukh Khan and is willing to create a sequel to the movie, Jawan. He said that his main focus will be on the character Vikram Rathore and the story is going to be around fighting corruption.
Jawan is an action thriller film co-written and directed by Atlee as his first Hindi film. Financed by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma under Red Chillies Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan in a dual role as father and son doppelgängers who team up to rectify corruption in society. Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone, Priyamani and Sanya Malhotra appear in supporting roles.
The movie created new records in the first week and earned over ₹735.17 crore (US$92 million), it emerged as the second highest-grossing Indian film of 2023 and the ninth highest-grossing Indian film.
According to the sources, Atlee is also working on the script for Allu Arjun’s movie. However, there is no official information regarding this.