Kollywood's most prominent director cum scriptwriter Atlee Kumar is in the headlines again - and all he did was sit with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and watch an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings.

The picture of Atlee and Shah Rukh Khan sitting next to each other went viral and many were curious to know if both will be working on their next project together.

However, some people, instead of focusing on the duo's possible venture, started trolling Atlee for his dark skin colour.

Why colour-based remarks are not new for Atlee

Atlee is a famous director who made his Kollywood debut via the superhit 'Raja Rani' and directed Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal and Theri.

The award-winning director married lovely actress cum TV host Krishna Priya in the year 2014 but was trolled for his dark complexion compared to her lighter skin tone. He was mocked for posting a selfie with his newly-wedded wife back then.

Now, social media is being harsh again, trolling Atlee for the exact same reason over his picture with Shah Rukh Khan.

It's sad that some people still determine a person's worth by their skin colour and not their achievements. Despite the despicable trolls, many have come in support of the director! Here's what they tweeted:


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