Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, two of the most popular and successful actors in Bollywood, are all set to share the screen in a full-fledged film for the first time since ‘Karan Arjun’ (1995). The film, titled ‘Tiger vs Pathaan’, will be a part of the YRF Spy Universe, which consists of films like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, ‘War’ and ‘Pathaan‘.
According to sources, the film will be directed by Siddharth Anand, who has previously directed Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Pathaan’ and Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in ‘War’. Anand is known for his expertise in making high-octane action films with stunning visuals and stunts. The film will be produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films.
Face-off between Tiger and Pathaan
The two superstars will reprise their roles as spies in the YRF Spy Universe.
The film will reportedly feature a face-off between Tiger (Salman Khan), who is an agent of India’s RAW, and Pathaan (Shah Rukh Khan), who is an exiled RAW agent. The film will also have cameo appearances by other characters from the YRF Spy Universe, such as Zoya (Katrina Kaif), Rubina (Deepika Padukone), Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) and Khalid (Tiger Shroff).
Shah Rukh Khan And Salman Khan Have Given Nod To ‘Tiger Vs Pathaan’ Script
“The script was narrated to SRK and Salman separately in different meetings by Aditya Chopra and it has been an instant thumbs up for both the giants. Tiger vs Pathaan will unleash a different dynamic of two super spies, Tiger and Pathaan, and both Salman and Shah Rukh are excited for a face-off in this Siddharth Anand directorial,” revealed a source close to the development. The script for Tiger vs. Pathaan is officially locked.
‘Tiger vs Pathaan’ Prep to begin in November
There were reports circulating in the media about a joint narration for SRK and Salman at YRF, however, sources confirm that it has been an individual and independent narration to both of them in August. “With things being locked on the paper, the team of Tiger vs Pathaan will start the prep work from November this year, after the release of Tiger 3 in Diwali. It’s going to be a prolonged 5-month prep for the film, before taking it on floors in March 2024,” the source added.
Biggest reunion of two superstars in ‘Tiger vs Pathaan’
According to the source, the Tiger vs Pathaan script is locked after the two mega-stars of Hindi Cinema gave the go-ahead. “It’s a huge milestone for the banner because it marks a reunion of two giants from Indian Cinema on a full-fledged film 30 years after their first collaboration on Karan Arjun. The union of Salman and SRK warrants a strong script, and post the positive feedback in the individual narrations, Aditya Chopra and the team are now all set to take the film on floors by March/April. The team is confident that Tiger vs Pathaan will live onto the mammoth expectations of the audience,” the source concluded.
The film to commence shooting in March 2024
Sources have revealed that the film will commence shooting in March 2024, after the release of ‘Tiger 3’. The film is expected to be shot in multiple locations across the world. The film is slated to release in 2025 and is expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema.
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