Shah Rukh Khan breaks his hiatus, spanning 4 years, with Pathaan. Slated to release in 2023, the movie’s teaser was released on his 57th birthday today. While the people are gushing over the teaser, a group of users on Reddit happened to spot something. According to them, Pathaan’s teaser bears a striking similarity to 2019’s War, which features Hrithik Roshan in the lead. On the other hand, many also believe that it’s a classic Siddharth Anand work.
This movie is part of YRF Spy Univers, which started off with Ek Tha Tiger, War, and now this one. It was the brainchild of producer Aditya Chopra and director Siddharth Anand.
The completion of Pathaan was announced in March this year, and it’s commendable to note how the makers have managed to keep the buzz intact so far by sharing secret snaps and promotional gigs to keep fans intrigued well up to its release. The movie’s initial shooting began in Mumbai, and then in Dubai. It is believed that COVID-19 played a bummer during the film’s shooting, and had to be resumed in bits and pieces.
They also had a schedule in Spain, where SRK and Deepika Padukone were spotted amid shoots. The team reportedly wrapped up the shoot in the Yash Raj Films Studios.
King Khan’s envy-inducing abs are currently the talk of the town. In an interview, his trainer Prashant Subhash Sawant revealed, “I have been training Shah Rukh for 24 years; in the last four, we have been working specifically for this film. Though the pandemic hampered the pace and progress, he has been consistent. Since his look in Pathaan is very different, Shah Rukh started doing a lot of lifting heavy. Previously, we used to do a lot of circuit training and cardio workouts, but now we have incorporated more strength training — which helped him look better and bigger. It took us two years to build the toned physique you see on screen. His frame and look have completely changed.”
He further added, “Everything in the diet was planned and measured — from carbs to fat, and protein. Transformations are always about teamwork. Despite injuries serving as a setback, he came back stronger by pulling off deadlifts, pull-ups, and working on his core, and legs. His discipline is commendable.”
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