OTTplay Logo
settings icon
profile icon

Tiger vs. Pathaan update: Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan to kick off production with on-screen titans collision; details inside

Reports have it that the superstars will begin the shoot with a face-off between each other.

Tiger vs. Pathaan update: Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan to kick off production with on-screen titans collision; details inside
Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan in a still from Pathaan (Courtesy: Prime Video)

Last Updated: 09.12 AM, Aug 24, 2023


The anticipation for Tiger vs. Pathaan, which stars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, among the fans of the superstars is Yash Raj Films' most ambitious project to date, and producer Aditya Chopra is just as psyched to advance the YRF spy world. Siddharth Anand will begin pre-production on the spy thriller in October, with a projected start date of January or February 2024.

Strategic filmmaking

The director will wrap up his upcoming film, Fighter, in September, making the following several months pivotal. Talking about the same, a source told Midday that Siddharth has only one song remaining to shoot. Next month, the film's leads, Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, will be shooting on location somewhere outside of India, and after that, the unit will take some critical visual effects shots. After that, production on Fighter will be finished. During that time, Aditya will focus on assembling his technical staff for his espionage thriller. That way, when pre-production begins in October, Siddharth will have a strong team ready to help him.

When Shah Rukh and Salman work together, anticipation levels naturally rise to the stratosphere. Aditya has been working closely with Sridhar Raghavan on the script, despite the film's high risks. The source further told the tabloid that the story outline had been cracked a while ago. The two superstars will be brought in for a combined narration once the script is finalised.


Strategies for the grand production

The producers and directors want to get as many sequences with multiple characters in them as possible on the first schedule. If all goes as planned, filming will occur in Mumbai's several studios on enormous sets from February to May. Siddharth, it seems, has in mind to begin production with a bang by having Shah Rukh and Salman square off as Pathaan and Tiger, respectively. The first leg of dates for both superstars is nearly full.

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan's onscreen journey

Talking about their many collaborations on screen, they first worked together in Karan Arjun (1995), then again in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002), and now they'll be back on screen again in Tiger vs. Pathaan. Their off-screen friendship was represented in the biggest highlight of Shah Rukh's Pathaan this year: a cameo appearance by Salman.

Get the latest updates in your inbox