‘Pathaan’, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, is one of the most anticipated films to release this year. Touted as one of the biggest ever action spectacles, the film is even more special as it marks SRK’s return to the silver screen with a full-fledged role after four long years.
Director Siddharth Anand, in a video released by the makers, talks about why ‘Pathaan’ has become the most hyped film globally and how SRK’s return to the cinemas after four years has added to the humongous buzz that the film is carrying!
‘Directing SRK is a responsibility’
Siddharth says, “Directing SRK is a responsibility and it’s even more greater now because of the break that he had taken and that has created immense expectations and excitement with his audience. I am realising now, towards the end of the film into the release of the film, what and how large that fan base is. So yeah, that is an amazing feeling and it’s somewhere exciting because we know that we have hopefully made a film that they will be happy and proud of.”
About the electrifying SRK and Deepika pairing in Pathaan, Siddharth says, “Just the fact that SRK and DP have done so many films before and fortunately all of them have been really successful. It became a challenge to see how different can they look and so, our team really worked you know intricately to present them in a new way.”
SRK and Deepika’s unmissable chemistry
SRK and Deepika are one of the biggest on-screen pairings in the history of Indian cinema given their epic blockbusters Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express and Happy New Year.
Siddharth says, “The fact that DP is looking different from her films and SRK is looking different from his films, automatically their pairing will look fresh. So that is the approach we took and it’s amazing, I think the audience is loving it.”
The trailer of ‘Pathaan’ was dropped on January 10 and within no time, it became one of the most viewed videos online.
It features John Abraham as the lead antagonist of the story and he will be seen packing some serious punches with SRK.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, ‘Pathaan’ is all set to hit the silver screens on January 25.