Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan will reunite for Pathan, the SRK movie that already was a high-stakes movie.

Fans have been waiting for an SRK movie after his last movies didn’t do well at the box office. With SRK himself saying that he was taking a break and looking at scripts, fans knew that King Khan had something special in mind.

There were several rumors around about what film SRK would give his nod to, and finally, a few weeks ago, we found out that SRK would return to the screens with Pathan.

However, the pandemic put a spanner in the works, and with every production stopping, even Pathan hit a roadblock.  A few days back, reports trickled in that SRK had resumed shooting for Pathan. Now, we have news that Deepika Padukone will join SRK as an agent and will have some action scenes.

Though there’s nothing concrete about the film’s story as yet, details emerging hint at it being a spy-espionage movie. A report says that Deepika has an edgy role. Her character will be what Katrina’s was for Salman in the Tiger series. This makes us wonder whether SRK’s Pathan is a spy-espionage movie as well, as we already know that it’s an action movie.

This will be the fourth collaboration between SRK and Deepika. Deepika debuted with SRK in Om Shanti Om. They returned to the screen together with Chennai Express and Happy New Year.  She had a cameo in Zero, but that wasn’t a full-fledged role.

Deepika Padukone joins SRK for Pathan

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There’s not much information about Pathan as yet, but SRK has played some interesting roles in his previous movies. His last movie, Zero, had him in a romantic role.  His other movies, like Fan and Raees, were out-and-out actioners. He had another outing with action with Varun Dhawan in the Rohit Shetty directed Dilwale. However, that movie didn’t do well at the box office as well.

There is some rumor floating around that Shah Rukh Khan would do a cameo in the upcoming Salman Khan movie, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. But like everything else in Bollywood, even that’s a rumor until we actually see them both on screen.

Salman in Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

Deepika Padukone debuted with Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om and has since then carved a niche for her own with movies like Padmavati, Chapaak, and others. She has two other big-ticket movies coming up, 83, and the untitled Shakun Batra movie.  Sources say that while Deepika has joined Pathan for now, she will shoot for a few days. She will rejoin the cast sometime in December, and that’s where most of her action sequences will be shot, as well.

Pathan becomes a major movie, as it will be one of the few that will release in theaters if everything remains the same by the time production wraps up. Along with SRK’s Pathan, we have Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai in the offing.