Yash Raj Films has released the first motion poster of Deepika Padukone from the upcoming film Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham. On Monday, the first look was unveiled on social media.
John Abraham presented the look and wrote, “Stop. Stare. Shoot! Presenting @deepikapadukone in #Pathaan Motion poster link Celebrate #Pathaan with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 25th January, 2023. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.”
Director Siddharth Anand says, “Deepika Padukone is a massive, massive star (I have to say it twice) and her presence in Pathaan makes our film even more exciting and grand. No one has yet seen her look in Pathaan and we are thrilled to present a glimpse of her in our action spectacle. Deepika has a fierce role that will blow everyone’s mind.”
Siddharth claims that Deepika will have a magnetic aura in Pathaan. He says, “I have worked with her very early in her career and have seen her evolve over the years into a completely different and hungry actor. The first look of Deepika Padukone in Pathaan hints at her magnetic aura that people will be a witness to.”
Siddharth feels Deepika is a true pan India superstar and her presence in Pathaan makes the project supremely exciting.
He says, “Deepika is a rare actor with a pan Indian appeal like no other and having her in a film, looking the way she is, is a huge USP. We wanted to cast someone who has an appeal across gender and age and there is no bigger star in India today than Deepika Padukone. We can’t wait to unveil her character in the film when it releases only on the big screen on Jan 25th, 2023.”
SRK and Deepika is one of the biggest all-time on-screen pairings, given their blockbusters Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express, and Happy New Year. They recently sizzled in Spain as leaked photos from the sets of Pathaan took the internet by storm. The glamourous duo shot a hugely mounted song in Mallorca as SRK was papped flaunting an eight-pack and DP in her perfect bikini bod.
During a virtual interaction last month celebrating 30 years in film industry, Shah Rukh Khan revealed, “I just told them (Aditya and Siddharth) that I have not worked for a year or more, took a hiatus because I wasn’t enjoying the process of filmmaking, which is more important to me than the film itself. When we started shooting Pathaan, it was a lot of fun. It is an action film with wonderful co-actors Deepika Padukone, John Abraham and Ashutosh Rana among others. It is the kind of film I wanted to do for 30 years. I always thought of myself as somebody who can do some cool action stuff. So, I think my impression about Pathaan is that what I really wanted to do when I first came to Mumbai, hopefully I have achieved that in Pathaan as an actor.”
He admitted that he wanted to be an action hero in his 20s but is enjoying the process at 56 too. “I enjoyed it. Fun having to do action. It is a little late (referring to his age). At the age of 56, I am being macho and solid, trying to make it work. Siddharth and the whole action team has put in a lot of hard work. Hopefully, it will work,” he smiled.
The hugely anticipated Pathaan, which is part of Aditya Chopra’s spy universe, has the biggest superstars of the country Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham.
Pathaan is set to release on January 25, 2023, in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu!