After Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham, Deepika Padukone is the latest to join the ‘Pathan’ unit. Over the weekend, she appeared on the venture set directed by Siddharth Anand. Although her character wraps up, she appears at the ‘Fittest and Hottest Best’ in the film. Dippy Yash Raj is set to shoot for production until the end of the action thriller schedule later this month.
Deepika Padukone, who has been on hiatus since the Maharashtra government announced the lockdown, has an interesting lineup of films in the coming years. The first is named after Shahrukh Khan and John Abraham ‘Pathan’. She is Kabir Khan’s ‘83 with Ranveer Singh, an untitled film with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Pandey.
Apart from these, Deepika Padukone will be seen in the famous mythological character ‘Draupadi’ which is likely to be a trilogy. She is a remake of ‘The Intern’ with Amitabh Bachchan, and again an opus with Bachchan, starring Prabhas.
Speaking of ‘Pathan’, sources close to the unit revealed that the cast and crew will be tested over the weekend. Aditya Sir [Chopra, producer] made it clear that only those who are vaccinated can be part of the team. An international schedule for Siddharth is pending, but it will happen later. In the current scenario, they plan to shoot a little, ”a source said.
With Maharashtra looking at Delta Plus variant cases, the state government has directed production houses to be careful during shooting.