Former assistant of acclaimed director Shankar, Atlee made his directorial debut with Raja Rani and has since collaborated with Thalapathy Vijay for his next three movies. After Raja Rani, Atlee made Theri, which was also well received by all the audiences. Atlee's third movie was Mersal, which saw Vijay in triple roles as a father and his two sons. Atlee's third movie with Vijay was the most recently released Bigil, which again saw him as a father and son. Director Atlee is just four films old but has already proven himself to be a crowd puller at the Box Office. His last film Bigil released for Deepavali 2019 clashing with Karthi's Kaithi at the Box Office but the collections of both the film were extremely good. SJ Surya, who has now put his direction on the back-burner and is focusing completely on his acting career, is being lauded for his choice of roles and the effortless ease with which he is acing them. The director turned actor celebrated his birthday yesterday. Atlee has now shared a couple of unseen photos from Mersal shooting spot to wish SJ Suryah - “Wish you many more happy returns of the day @iam_SJSuryah sir , Waiting to work with you again sir it’s an absolute bliss and a lot of energy wit u around Sir, lots of love sir.” 

Meanwhile, Atlee would next be directing top Hindi star, the Baadshah of Bollywood - Shah Rukh Khan. There have been a lot of speculations over SRK wanting to work with a filmmaker from the South and it is said that he has also been interested in remaking one of the many recent blockbusters from Tamil Cinema. Some speculations also state that SRK might be collaborating with renowned filmmaker Vetri Maaran, next. But our sources confirm that SRK’s next would be Atlee but the project might take off only in 2020. Last year, SRK was in Chennai to watch an IPL match between CSK and KKR. Atlee and Priya Atlee joined SRK at the ground and they watched the match together and SRK was also spotted at Atlee's office after the match got over. At that time, most of the media speculated that SRK might play a cameo in Bigil but Galatta Media had reported even then that SRK was not going to be a part of Bigil but was in talks with Atlee for a new project together.