Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar
Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay KumarVarinder Chawla

Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty's much-written about rift is not true after all. The actor-director duo is coming together for the Hindi remake of South superstar Vijay's "Theri."

"Contrary to rumours, SRK and Rohit have had no tiff. They will definitely work together on Theri's remake. Shah Rukh has given the go-ahead for it. The film will release in 2018," a source told SpotboyE.

However, Rohit denied the buzz. "These rumours are not true," the Times of India quoted him as saying. 

Shah Rukh and Rohit have together done two films — "Chennai Express" (2013) and "Dilwale" (2015). While the first one was a massive hit, the second couldn't live up to its hype. However, it did collect some decent money.

What is really interesting to note is, Akshay Kumar was apparently supposed to be a part of the project. Because Vijay's film registered good numbers at the box office, the "Housefull 3" actor showed interest in remaking the blockbuster under his banner. This idea has to be put in the backburner if the news of SRK and Rohit teaming up for the film is any true.

"Akshay is keen to remake 'Theri' under his production banner and has initiated talks with the makers for the rights. Interestingly, the film surpassed the opening week collections of Akshay's 'Airlift' in the overseas market, especially Australia, and is still doing brisk business," Mid-Day quoted a source as saying.

An industry insider said that Akshay has found the script interesting and is sure of pulling off the role Vijay played. "Theri" follows the story of Chennai DCP Vijay Kumar who quits his job following the murder of his wife to lead a peaceful and happy life with daughter Nivi in Kerala.