Shah Rukh Khan recently began the shoot of his upcoming project, ‘Pathan’ at a studio in Mumbai. The leading lady of the film, Deepika Padukone, also joined the set yesterday and will play a fellow agent.
A source close to the project said, “It’s just a couple of days’ stint now for Deepika, as she is also juggling Shakun Batra’s next.” Speaking about the plot and action sequences, the source added, “It’s an intriguing world of agents and Deepika will get to do a lot of action too. Though the title is SRK-centric, Deepika plays an edgy character, who joins Pathan on a mission. It’s on the lines of what Katrina Kaif’s Zoya was to Salman Khan’s Tiger in the Tiger franchise.”
Reports go on to say that the makers of ‘Pathan’ are planning to make a universe of agents with Shah Rukh, Padukone, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan, reports Bollywood Life. While Salman is expected to kickstart the shooting of the third movie in his ‘Tiger’ franchise in February 2021, him and Shah Rukh, and their respective agent characters, might be also seen in Roshan’s sequel to ‘War’ (2019).
Outside the universe of agents narrative, Shah Rukh will also star in either Rajkumar Hirani or Atlee’s next film in August 2021. The source said, “While Atlee’s film seems to be in the forefront right now, he has his heart set on Hirani’s social drama, as it will be a breather between two action-packed films. But Hirani takes his time to complete a script and a clear picture will only emerge by mid-2021. The film is currently being scripted by Raju and Kanika Dhillon, they are working on the second half,”
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