Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the big screen in ‘Pathan’ is already being described as a stylish action thriller. And while numerous action footage of Khan have gone viral online, reports say that producer Aditya Chopra has enlisted the help of four Hollywood action filmmakers to film various high-octane stunt sequences with the cast.
While the identities of the action directors have yet to be revealed, reports say that South African stuntman Craig MacRae, of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (2015) fame, has already begun work on the project, reports Box Office Worldwide.
A source told the media, “Craig, who runs the stunt company, Titan Stunts with Katja Hopkins, and his four-member team landed in the city on June 8. After quarantining at a Juhu hotel, the team joined Shah Rukh and John Abraham this week.”
The source went on to say, “The actors kicked off the latest schedule with confrontation scenes, and will film major fight sequences early next month. Craig is a highly-skilled martial artiste too, and has designed sequences for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Bloodshot (2020) and War (2019).”
“The idea behind having different experts is to have breath-taking stunts in the movie, ranging from martial arts to hand-to-hand combat and chase sequences. Adi and Maneesh intend to conduct a schedule in Europe sometime between July and August, but the plan depends on the travel restrictions in the countries at the time. So, they are torn between two possibilities — either fly down the chosen stunt coordinators to India and shoot the sequences, or have them join the cast abroad,” the source concluded.
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