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Will mascot-pair Deepika Padukone-Shah Rukh Khan recreate box- office magic with new movie ‘Pathan’ ?

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Chaitanya Padukone

The super-hit pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone is all set to reunite as she joined the shoot-schedule of movie Pathan yesterday at Yash Raj studios. It marks the return of Shah Rukh to films after a sabbatical of nearly two years post his unconventional movie ‘Zero’(2018). Which unfortunately did not find rousing repeat-value favour with audiences. Meanwhile Deepika has also been shooting for( Kapoor and Sons’ movie) director Shakun Batra’s domestic noir movie in Goa and Mumbai .The latest film ‘Pathan’ directed by Siddharth Anand, is shrouded in secretive-mystery and is yet to be officially announced.

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While Deepika and her mentor-co-star Shah Rukh have worked together in mega-hit movies Om Shanti Om, Happy New Year, and Chennai Express, this is the first time they are both collaborating together with Siddharth. Will Dippy and SRK re-create their box-office magic, is what the cine-trade is speculating. But their on-screen chemistry combination-vibes still seem very positive and awesome.

Director Siddharth’s recent YRF film War, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, was a blockbuster. The film ‘Pathan’ is also said to star John Abraham in a powerful, negative character. Interestingly, the same Siddharth Anand had directed stunning, svelte heroine Padukone in the superhit musical multi-starrer Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008).

The dedicated Deepika has been busy with Shakun Batra’s yet-to-be titled film. According to sources, the movie has its plot revolving around an intriguing world of agents and Deepika’s edgy character of is believed to be action-packed yet peppered with romance. As is known, Deepika’s last film to release was Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar, which also starred Vikrant Massey. The enterprising producer-actress played an acid attack victim in the film who fights for justice.