It has been earlier reported that Shah Rukh Khan will be joining Siddharth Anand for his next film, tentatively titled Pathan.
The film will be a part of Yash Raj Films’ Project 50. The film is said to be an out and out commercial entertainer with larger than life action sequences. It has also been reported that Deepika Padukone will be joining the team as second lead.
The film is expected to go on the floors in November. “The pre-production work is going on in full swing, with the action board, shooting spots, character traits being discussed on a day to day basis on video calls. Shah Rukh Khan is all set to commence shooting for his massiest character till date by end of this year,” a daily quoted a source as saying.
“He was to commence shooting for Rajkumar Hirani’s social drama first, but Hirani being Hirani, is taking time to complete his script and it’s a long way to go before he starts the pre-production. The Hirani film will arrive only in the second half of 2022 now,” the source added.
Pathan may get a late 2021 release. “Sid A is on cloud 9 after the success of War, and Adi has entrusted him with one of his biggest production ventures in Pathan. It’s a script loved by everyone at YRF, and it also has the elements to give SRK the confidence to choose it as his comeback vehicle.”