I am doing Pathan with Shah Rukh Khan, confirms Deepika Padukone

Mumbai: Amid the speculations of Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan reuniting for Yash Raj productions film Pathan, the top actress has now confirmed the news putting an end to all rumors and speculations.

As per media reports, Pathan also stars John Abraham, apart from Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. The action film went on floors late last year and the first schedule has already been completed.

In an interview with Femina, while talking about her line-up of films, Deepika Padukone said, “So, I immediately started with Shakun Batra’s film, which is a relationship story that we haven’t seen in Indian cinema before. Then there is Pathan, an action film with Shah Rukh Khan, next is Nag Ashwin’s multilingual film with Prabhas.”

“Then I am doing a remake of Anne Hathaway’s movie The Intern, which is so relevant in today’s times when you have the millennial and the older generation coming together. And then, the most famous story coming out of our country, Mahabharata, in which I am playing Draupadi; I want to tell that story to the world,” the actress added.

While the makers of the film have not made any official confirmation, several media reports claimed that the whole team of the film will shoot in overseas locations in the next few days.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh dropped a hint in his New Year wish for fans. He ended his video message by saying, “See you on the big screen in 2021.”

The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh has been busy with his production ventures. Last year, he produced two films under his Red Chillies Entertainment banner named Kaamyaab and Class of 83. His next project is Bob Biswas, the origin story of the bespectacled contract killer from 2012 hit Kahaani. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan in the titular role.

Reports also suggest that Shah Rukh Khan, who is taking his time to choose perfect scripts since the box office failure of Zero in 2018. His name has been associated with several films, from Rajkumar Hirani’s next to a film with south director Atlee, Deepika Padukone has now confirmed that his next release is Siddharth Anand’s Pathan.

Pathan will make the third collaboration of Deepika Padukone and SRK after blockbuster Om Shanti Om and Happy New Year. Also, Deepika Padukone will also make her third collaboration with John Abraham after Desi Boyz, Race 2.