Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has started shooting his upcoming Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer movie "Dilwale" here.

The "Chennai Express" director started the first day filming of the ensemble cast movie with the boys brigade including Varun Dhawan, Varun Sharma, Sanjay Mishra and Johnny Lever.

"Dilwale with the big man himself #rohitshetty," Varun tweeted along with a picture from the set.

The rest of the cast — Shah Rukh, Kajol, Kirti Sanon, Boman Irani, Vinod Khanna, Kabir Bedi — will soon join the shoot.

Written by Sajid?Farhad, the film’s music has been given by Pritam and the cinematographer of the film is Dudley.

"Dilwale" is slated to release this Christmas.