Shah Rukh Khan and his family had a difficult month last month when his elder son Aryan Khan was arrested in the drugs-on-cruise case and spent nearly a month in jail before being released on October 30. SRK, who was working on two films at the time – Pathan, for which he was meant to depart for Spain in the first week of October, and filmmaker Atlee’s next – had pushed both projects indefinitely. On November 13, a week after Aryan’s birthday, the actor was due to return to work.
It has now been revealed that the actor has given Yash Raj Films his approval for the upcoming schedule of Pathan. “Shah Rukh is now much relieved after Aryan got bail. He decided that he wanted to spend some time with family before diving neck deep into work again. But the actor has given a primary go ahead for the Spain schedule, which, if everything goes according to the plan, is expected to begin by early next month,” the source reveals to New18.
According to the source, various previously unexplored locations in Spain have been finalised for the production. “Seville, Majorca, Cardez, Jerez De La Frontera, Valldemosa, Riad Lolita Tarif are some of the shortlisted places. These are locations where no Bollywood film has shot earlier. The team of Pathan will be shooting two romantic songs including the lead pair SRK and Deepika Padukone.”
Aside from the love melodies, certain action sequences will be shot in Spain as well. “A new international action director is being roped in for choreographing the actions sequences. Apart from Shah Rukh, John Abraham, who plays an antagonist, is also going to be a part of the shoot. The entire unit is prepping for the schedule. The VFX of the film is going to be jointly done by YRF’s visual effect studio yFX and Red Chillies VFX,” the source adds.