Shoots of SRK’s Pathan & Salman Khan’s Tiger 3 has been put on hold amid spike in COVID cases

The decision was made by directors and producer Aditya Chopra in response to an increase in COVID 19 instances

Fans of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have been ecstatic since news of the superstars’ reunion in Tiger 3 and Pathan, respectively, broke. While Tiger 3 is the third installment of Salman’s spy thriller, Pathan is SRK’s return film, and both films have been highly anticipated for obvious reasons. However, it appears like audiences may have to wait a little longer for Tiger 3 and Pathan to visit theaters, since the shooting of both films has been put on hold, according to a recent update.

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The decision was made by directors and producer Aditya Chopra in response to an increase in COVID 19 instances, according to an article published in Mid Day. “The production house was vigilant with testing on set. However, once a case was detected, they immediately decided to halt work as the city’s doubling rate was high at the time. The crew strength of Pathan and Tiger 3 is heavy. In such a scenario, a high number of people would be at risk, even if one tested positive. Taking this into account, the directors along with producer Aditya Chopra decided to put the brakes on the shoots,” a source from Tiger 3 unit told Mid Day.

That’s not everything. The Railway Men, a web series starring R Madhavan and Kay Kay Menon and produced by Irrfan Khan’s son Babil Khan, has likewise been halted until the cases have significantly decreased. Meanwhile, numerous production companies who have decided to continue shooting are enforcing strict safety regulations on set. “Vidyut has been filming at Sunil Maidaan in Film City over the past few days. Akshay Kumar recently shot for a commercial in Madh Island. These instances send out a strong message to the industry that work has to go on. This time around, the industry so far has suffered less than the last two waves,” the source added.

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