Even before the official announcement, Shah Rukh Khan's comeback film, tentatively titled 'Pathan', is creating a lot of buzz. However, one can be assured as the movie is happening and is already on floors. Pathan is not the only film, Shah Rukh Khan will headline, according to reports, he has multiple projects in his kitty, though, he is not in any kind of rush to sign all of them.
Apart from Pathan, SRK's film with the director Rajkumar Hirani is keenly awaited. The movie was reportedly scheduled to go on floors around Diwali last year, however, due to the pandemic situation, and Pathan, the film which is said to be a social drama, couldn't start that time. Now, according to reports, Khan has given his dates post-Pathan, and it is set to begin around mid-this year.
"It's known to all that SRK is doing Rajkumar Hirani's film but there was no clarity when the film will get off the ground as the filmmaker was taking so much time in scripting. However, things are finally locked now and the film is all geared up to hit the floors in June 2021. Hirani has already got his team ready and will soon begin the recce and other pre-production work officially", a source quoted in Peepingmoon.com said.
"SRK will complete Hirani's film by October and only after that he is expected to dive into any new project. SRK has given his nod to Atlee's commercial potboiler too but he hasn't signed that film yet. Moreover, his film with Raj & DK that was rumored last year is not happening now", the source further added.
Meanwhile, the report also stated that Taapsee Pannu who featured in SRK's home production Badla (2019) has been roped in to play the female lead. She is more or less finalized and will sign on the dotted lines once the shooting timelines are locked.
On the larger note, Shah Rukh Khan is marking his comeback after 2 years with Pathan. His last outing, Zero was a box office disaster that led SRK to take some time off before doing his next film. SRK will be headlining Pathan alongside John Abraham and Deepika Padukone. They have wrapped up two small schedules in Mumbai, and now, the film unit will be heading to shoot the action sequences between SRK and John Abraham.
Pathan is most likely to release on Diwali this year.