Shah Rukh Khan teams up with Ali Abbas Zafar for an actioner?

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After the dismal performance of his 2018 release Zero, Shah Rukh Khan did not sign any film. Taking a hiatus from acting, the superstar decided to spend some quality time with his family and also focus on the expansion of his production house Red Chillies Entertainment.

In the past few months, SRK has produced three webseries for leading streaming media giant Netflix. While his maiden digital production Bard of Blood, featuring Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh and Kirti Kulhari, is scheduled to start streaming on 27th September, Class of 83 and Betaal are at various stages of development.


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While fans were happy to know that their favourite superstar was spending time with his family and also expanding the footprint of his production house, they equally missed him on celluloid. But the good news is coming in that he has finally signed his next film. Yes, you heard it absolutely right!

According to an entertainment website, Shah Rukh Khan has teamed up with hit filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar for an out-and-out action entertainer which will enter theatres in 2020. Zafar has previously helmed such blockbusters as Sultan (2016), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and Bharat (2019), all featuring megastar Salman Khan in lead roles.

“Shah Rukh has signed a big actioner which will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Shah Rukh wanted to take up an action-oriented subject as his next and he is finally got the perfect script. The film is going to be mounted on a giant scale and will be one of the biggest films to hit screens in 2020,” a source divulges.


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The source goes on to add, “The superstar has always been fond of Ali’s work and feels he brings out the right mix of action and emotion in his films. On the other hand, Ali has always wanted to collaborate with Shah Rukh. Their union was waiting to happen and it’s finally happening now.”

Reportedly, Yash Raj Films is backing the untitled film. “Ali has launched his own production and will be busy with Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday starrer Khali Peeli. It’s only after that he will roll out with the film with Shah Rukh. Currently, they have discussed the concept and SRK has given his nod. Ali is readying the script. Nothing else is known about the film as of now,” the source concludes.