Shah Rukh Khan started the shoot of his much awaited film Pathan. While the makers has planned to shoot for Pathan in January 2022, the second wave of pandemic has thrown all of their preparations into disarray. According to the latest reports, Aditya Chopra and his team are now planning an Eid 2022 release for this action-packed thriller.
For the next 18 days, Shah Rukh will be filming Pathan in Mumbai, followed by an abroad leg in European countries such as Russia. Pathan is expected to be completed by August if the Covid-19 crisis is under control. Though Shah Rukh’s directors for the next two years are largely set, there have been numerous discussions over his next project.
According to the reports, Shah Rukh Khan has bulked up for Pathan and is in the best shape of his career with muscles and abs, therefore he wants to leap from one action film to the next right away. Another source claims that Atlee’s film won’t start shooting till Shah Rukh finishes director Rajkumar Hirani’s social drama.
“The actress of Atlee’s film is not locked yet. Even supporting cast is not in place at the moment. Whereas, Taapsee Pannu is locked as the female lead of Raju’s film and she has kept her date diaries open from September to January. This is a major give away about Hirani’s film taking off around September, since Taapsee is known to complete her other films usually in a quick span of time in the range of 25 to 35 days. If she has kept 5 months vacant for the time being, it has to be for something big, and that’s a collaboration with SRK – Rajkumar Hirani,” the source explains to Pinkvilla.
Although, there is a buzz all around that South actress Nayanthara has been approached for the project, but nothing has been officially signed.
The actor has two projects planned for 2022, but it all relies on the Covid scenario. While Pathan will be his return picture in the first part of next year, the Atlee or Raju Hirani film is expected to be released around Diwali or Christmas. The source says, “But it’s all tentative, as no one can plan a release schedule now. These are just conversations happening at the top level, and one can confirm the development as and when the film industry as a whole get’s back on its feet.”
“It’s neither a yes, nor a no to them. Shah Rukh Khan has liked the script of Raj and DK, but is right now focusing on Pathan, Rajkumar Hirani and Atlee. Things may or may not work out, and we shall get to know about this film at the right time,” the source concluded talking about SRK’s project with Raj and DK.
Yesterday, Shah Rukh Khan completed 29 years in the Hindi Film Industry and took out time for fans for a #AskSRK session. In this, the Badshah of Bollywood, while replying to a fan revealed that he’s all set to release many films now.
Have a look at his tweet here:
Nahi yaar ab toh bahut saari movies hi aayengi. https://t.co/68m7zasmvY
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 25, 2021