Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathan’s shooting had to stop in April. Also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, the filming took place at the YRF studio in the city. Ever since the filming stopped, there was no update on the project and when it will resume.
So far, SRK’s Pathan has completed only the first schedule. As it is a comeback film for the superstar since he last appeared in 2018’s Zero, the expectation, anticipation, and excitement are sky-high. But here’s good news for all the King Khan fans. It looks like the superstar and the crew and cast might soon recommence the film’s shooting.
The state government has extended the lockdown-like restrictions till June 15, 2021. So YRF is hoping that they will get a green signal from June 16 to start filming again. About the same, an insider told Mid Day, “Some members of Pathan crew have received their jabs, the majority will be vaccinated over the next week. Buzz in the industry is that the government will give a green signal to shoots after June 15. That way, the team will be ready to begin filming in a bio-bubble. The production house is treading carefully, given the impact of the second wave, and will film the portions entirely inside the Yash Raj studio in Andheri.”
So far, SRK or YRF has not officially announced anything about the film. But not so long ago, a fan asked the superstar about the announcement to which he gave a classic reply.
Read what Shah Rukh Khan had tweeted about Pathan:
Just like Shah Rukh Khan fans, Vidya Balan fans also have a reason to be happy. Today, the actor unveiled the teaser of her much-awaited film, Sherni. Balan will be seen on-screen in another compelling story with a unique character almost after a year. In the film, the actor plays the role of a forest officer trying to create a balance in the world amid the animal-man troubles.
The teaser is 20 seconds in which Vidya Balan is walking in the jungle with other officers. She says a powerful line in Hindi – “Jungle kitna bhi ghana kyu na no, sherni apna raasta dhoond hi leti hai” (No matter how dense the jungle, the tigress knows her way). The Shakuntala Devi actor shared the teaser on her Twitter page and captioned it, “A tigress always knows the way!
Ready to hear the #Sherni roar? Here’s the Official Teaser.
Trailer out, June 2.”
Watch Vidya Balan’s Sherni teaser below:
Sherni is helmed by Amit Masurkar, who directed Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi’s highly-acclaimed film, Newton. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra and Amit Masukar, the film also stars Sharat Saxena, Mukul Chadda, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi. Balan’s film is slated to hit on Amazon Prime in June this year. But, so far, the release date is not revealed.
Meanwhile, SRKn’s Pathan will be reportedly shot in three European countries in the coming months. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Salman Khan will have a cameo as his Ek Tha Tiger character Avinash Singh Rathore. The director is also trying to get Hrithik Roshan on board for a special appearance as his War character Kabir. YRF wants to create a ‘Spy Universe’, and these three actors are so far a part of it. However, there is no confirmation regarding the same.
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