The dialogue writer of Pathaan, Abbas Tyrewala, discusses the circumstances that led to the movie's famous scene in which Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan appeared together.
Last Updated: 03.23 AM, Feb 04, 2023
Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand and starring Shah Rukh Khan, not only made tons of money but also revived the clapping at movie theatres. Salman Khan's appearance as Tiger, who arrives to save Pathaan, is among the movie's most iconic scenes.
The hilarious interaction between the two stars, in addition to the action, was what highlighted the scene. Abbas Tyrewala, the dialogue writer for Pathaan, discusses how he came up with the lines for that sequence.
Tyrewala revealed to Bollywood Hungama that how he advised them to play it safe at that scene. He says that it's a double-edged sword when Shah Rukh and Salman are going to be on screen together as Pathaan and Tiger. He said, “On the one hand, the opportunities to entertain the audience suddenly become so much more. On the other hand, you also have to be very, very careful about how you play it so that the people don’t get so caught up with Shah Rukh and Salman that they forget Pathaan and Tiger. That balance needs to be there.”
Tyrewala also explained that it was necessary for them to remember that Pathaan is SRK’s film. He said, “So just because Tiger is making an entry, you can’t give that whole scene away to Salman and make Shah Rukh less. But at the same time, Salman is making a special entry in Shah Rukh’s film. So, no way that you can make Salman not be an event. That has to be something that gives the thrill to the audience. So how do you balance it where Pathaan’s film stays Pathaan’s film but Tiger’s moment becomes Tiger’s moment and both get to shine?”
Produced by Aditya Chopra for Yash Raj Films, Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan is a spy action film that also stars John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana. The film is currently making history at the box office with its outstanding collections.