Earlier, we saw the reports of Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham coming together for War director Siddharth Anand’s next project titled Pathan, which will be produced by Yash Raj Films. While the official announcement of this is yet to happened, now according to the latest report suggests that Deepika Padukone has come on board to play the female lead in this action-entertainer. Reportedly the Padmaavat actress will start the shooting of this project after wrapping up Shakun Batra’s film, which also stars Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
If this news materialises, it will be Deepika’s fourth collaboration with SRK after Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express and Happy New Year and third with John Abraham after Desi Boyz and Race 2. DP recently headed to Goa for the shooting of Shakun’s project, which is expected to be a relationship drama.
Talking about the project, producer Karan Johar earlier said, “Shakun has directed one of the most acclaimed films of Dharma Productions — Kapoor & Sons. With this movie, he also turns producer with us. His upcoming directorial is an intriguing relationship drama, which will release on Valentine’s Day 2021. I am proud and excited about Shakun’s vision as a versatile filmmaker.” Shakun added, “I have had a wonderful journey with Karan and his production house for almost a decade now, and I can’t wait to get back into the director’s chair for my next. It’s a relationship drama where the characters find themselves stuck in a morally ambiguous zone.” While the makers had announced that the film will release during the Valentine’s Day weekend in 2021, looking at the pandemic situation, we might see a shift in the release date of the film.