Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan: Age of Ultron’s Stunt Director Roped In?

Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan is one of the much-awaited Bollywood films. But, of course, everything is kept under the wraps. Yet, time and again, fans are teased with unofficial updates. So far, it is known that along with SRK, the action-thriller will also star Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.

Recently, during an #AskSRK session, the superstar again vaguely answered questions about his next films. After all, it will soon be three years since fans saw him on the big screen. The actor’s last release is Zero, also starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. Well, the latest update will make SRK fans more excited for Pathan.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan will have four stunts directors coming together to choreograph the action sequences. As reported by Mid-Day, producer Aditya Chopra has already finalised one of the stunt-co-ordinators – South African stunt artiste Craig MacRae. Craig is reportedly in Mumbai and has joined SRK and others on the sets. He has choreographed stunts sequences for popular films like Mad Max: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron, etc.

Update on Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan movie’s Stunt Directors

About the same, a source told the tabloid, “Craig, who runs the stunt company, Titan Stunts with Katja Hopkins, and his four-member team landed in the city on June 8. After quarantining at a Juhu hotel, the team joined Shah Rukh and John Abraham this week. The actors kicked off the latest schedule with confrontation scenes, and will film major fight sequences early next month. Craig MacRae is a highly-skilled martial artiste too, and has designed sequences for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Bloodshot (2020) and War (2019).”

Aditya Chopra is now spending time to finalise the remaining three stunt directors for Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan. He wants one of them to be from the homeland. The source also revealed why Chopra is hiring four different directors to direct the film’s stunt. The director-producer wants the action sequences to look breathtaking, consisting of martial arts to hand-to-hand combat and chase sequences.

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The source added, “Adi and Maneesh intend to conduct a schedule in Europe sometime between July and August, but the plan depends on the travel restrictions in the countries at the time. So, they are torn between two possibilities — either fly down the chosen stunt coordinators to India and shoot the sequences, or have them join the cast abroad.”

Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan will also feature Salman Khan in a special role. As SRK will play an R&AW agent in the Siddharth Anand directorial, Salman will appear as his Ek Tha Tiger character Avinash Singh Rathore. The Radhe actor has already shot for his scenes in February this year. But there is no official announcement made about anything yet.

Are you excited to see how Shah Rukh Khan announces his upcoming film, Pathan? Do you think it will be a suitable comeback film for him? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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