King Khan is all geared up to entertain his fans once again with his upcoming action flick ‘Pathan’. After a sabbatical of 2 years, Shah Rukh Khan has ensured all his lucky charms are in place for his next movie.
And what’s more… he would be working under the banner of Yash Raj Films (YRF) for ‘Pathan’. It won’t be wrong to say that Shah Rukh has delivered his maximum hits with Yash Raj Films – DDLJ, Veer-Zaara, Darr, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Chak De! India… to name a few.
‘Pathan’ will see Shah Rukh romancing his ‘OM Shanti OM’ co-star Deepika Padukone. The 2007 movie proved to be a blockbuster breaking all records.
‘Pathan’, to be directed by Siddharth Anand of ‘War’ fame which starred Hrithik Rosha and Tiger Shroff, will go on floors in November this year. The action-packed film will be a high voltage and stylish drama.
To be shot at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, the first schedule will go-on floors for 2 months. Taking a break for the new year, the film unit will be joined by the heartthrob John Abraham and Deepika in early 2021. By then, John will be completing the next sequence of ‘Satyameva Jayate’.
John will be playing the antagonist in Shah Rukh’s comeback movie. John last played the negative role in YRF’s Dhoom where he stole the hearts with swanky bikes and stunts in 2004. This will be the first time when Shah Rukh and John will work together.
An unnamed source was quoted as saying to a leading daily, “The first schedule will be a two-month affair that will focus solely on Shah Rukh’s portions, after which the unit will take a New Year’s break. Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, who plays the antagonist, will join the second stint that is slated for January 2021. Like Siddharth’s previous outing War , Pathan will be a slick and stylish revenge drama. Since the film marks Shah Rukh and John’s first on-screen union, Adi and Siddharth have etched out dramatic scenes featuring them. They have roped in action director Parvez Shaikh, who has worked on War, Brahmastra and Bell Bottom, to design high-octane fight sequences between the duo.”
‘Pathan’ will see Shah Rukh playing the most heroic character of his career. The character is rooted, earthy and larger-than-life.
Talking about Shah Rukh’s looks, he would be sporting long hairs and a woolly stubble. Those who are following the sporting extravaganza, Indian Premier League (IPL), must have noticed Shah Rukh’s new look, which is especially for this role. His looks will be curated by stylist Shaleena Nathani. Just as he did in Raees in 2017, Shah Rukh would don customised sunglasses in Pathan as well.
Shah Rukh was last seen in K.L. Rai’s ‘Zero’ in 2018. His last movie with YRF was ‘Fan’ which hit the theatres in 2016. He was next set to start the Rakesh Sharma biopic, ‘Salute’ but just few months before shooting, he backed out of it as he didn’t want to venture into another film set against the backdrop of space.
Speaking on his 2 years sabbatical, Shah Rukh said last year, “I have no film with me right now. I am not working on any film. Usually what happens is when your one film is coming to an end, you begin work on your next film and I get involved within 3-4 months. But this time I am just not feeling like…My heart doesn’t allow me to… I just felt that I should rather take time out, watch films, listen to stories and read more books. Even my kids are in their college stage…my daughter is going to college and my son is about to finish his studies. So, I just want to spend more time with my family.”
Notably, ‘Pathan’ will be YRF’s 50 film. While everyone expected YRF’s 50th film to be from ‘Dhoom’ series or ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ series, Aditya Chopra announced a magnum opus with his most successful actor, Shah Rukh Khan.