Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to reunite after 30 years for India's biggest action film
It was in 2012 when Salman Khan took charge as Tiger aka Avinash Singh Rathore in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and followed it up with ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ in 2017. Produced by Aditya Chopra, both films proved to be huge blockbusters and also emerged as the highest-grossing film of the respective years. Then came Hrithik Roshan's spy film ‘War’ which broke several box office records. The success of three spy films motivated the producer to come up with the first-ever Spy Universe of Indian Cinema with the biggest names in the Indian Film Industry.
Recently, YRF backed by Adi Chopra released its fourth film from the ‘Spy Universe’; Pathaan, with Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone in lead role. Smashing box office records, the film has collected Rs 970 crore to date. Apart from its gripping storyline Salman Khan’s cameo and his camaraderie with SRK in the film transcended the audience to ‘Karan Arjun’ days.
Now according to an exclusive Pinkvilla report, rumours of Yash Raj Films making the biggest action film of Indian cinema with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan in the lead seems to turn out to be true. The two-hero film is on track as planned and the basic story too has been locked.
According to a trade source, “The plot of this epic two hero crossover film featuring Tiger and Pathaan has been locked. The film will be the first proper 2 hero collaboration for the two mighty Khan’s since the release of Karan Arjun in 1995. The story of this Tiger – Pathaan two hero film has been developed by Aditya Chopra himself along with Shridhar Raghavan, who has been appointed by Adi as the Mentor Writer of the haloed YRF Spy Universe.”
The source further added, “It’s going to be Tiger v/s Pathaan in this two-hero film. The film will be a face off between the two giant superstars of Indian Cinema, much like what happened between Iron Man and Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Batman vs Superman from the DC Universe.” This Diwali, Salman Khan will be returning with the third part of Tiger franchise which will feature Shah Rukh Khan in an extended cameo.
Updated date: Thursday, 16 Feb 2023 - 2:28 PM