It has been over 20 months since we last saw the magic of Shah Rukh Khan on screen. The King Khan of Bollywood last appeared on the big screen in Anand L. Rai’s 2018 film Zero. Fans have since been desperate to hear about his future projects. But it seems Srk fans’ prayers have finally been answered. If reports are to believed Shah Rukh Khan is all set to make a comeback with YRF’s 50th-anniversary action flick with War director Siddharth Anand. Not just that, the movie will reportedly bring Shah Rukh and Deepika Padukone back together.
According to the sources at PeepingMoon, the film is titled ‘Pathan‘ and will definitely have Shah Rukh Khan as its lead actor. However, the film’s female lead is yet to be locked in. Pathan is set to be a lavish action thriller with an SRK flavor to it.
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“The script is almost ready and SRK has signed the papers and is now sitting with YRF honchos to figure out shooting schedules and timelines. The studio’s 50th anniversary is next month and Aditya Chopra is expected to announce Pathan and give its release date as October 2, 2021 – Gandhi Jayanti”, said close sources.
Adding about the Shah Rukh Khan starrer, the source adds, “The film is expected to be a lavishly-mounted, action-drama that Siddharth wanted to shoot at several virgin locations around the world like War. But with Covid-19 showing no signs of receding, YRF is exploring other options. Pathan was to go on the floor in October, but no date has now been fixed.”
Deepika Padukone who has previously paired up with Shah Rukh Khan in three blockbuster films is eager to get back together. The actress had recently announced her big-budget film with Bahubali superstar Prabhas.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh’s die-hard fans are already overjoyed by this news. Shah Rukh Khan and YRF’s partnership go way back. The giant production company gave King Khan his ultimate mega-blockbusters like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein, Jab Tak Hai Jaan among others. It is only fitting that Shah Rukh Khan plays the lead role in its 50th-anniversary film.
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