July 21, 2024


The YRF Spy Universe is expanding and fans couldn’t be happier. The action-packed film franchise – which includes films like Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, War, Pathaan and Tiger 3, will soon include titles such as War 2, Pathaan 2, Tiger VS Pathaan and an untitled female-led film. And now we’ve come across an update regarding the sequel of the Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer.

As per a recent report, Pathaan 2 is in the works and is likely to go on floors by the end of this year. However, the upcoming SRK-Deepika sequel will not have director Siddharth Anand at his helm again. Read on to know all about this latest update.

Siddharth Anand to not direct Pathaan 2

As reported by Peeping Moon, YRF’s head honcho, Aditya Chopra, is planning on handing the directorial baton of the action-packed sequel to another filmmaker. The publication quoted a source in the know saying, “Aditya is strategically choosing the directors for each YRF spy universe film and has never repeated directors for its sequel movies, as is evident from the Tiger and War sequels.”

The source continued, “The tradition continues with Pathaan 2 as well, with Siddharth Anand stepping aside for a new director to offer a fresh perspective to Shah Rukh’s swashbuckling spy character. While the director for the sequel hasn’t been finalized, plans are underway to take the project on the floor by the end of this year.”

Despite not being offered the director’s chair for Pathaan 2, Siddharth Anand’s partnership with Yash Raj Films continues. The ‘Fighter’ director’s name is attached to the YRF Spy Universe’s biggest project in development, Tiger vs. Pathaan. This film will witness an epic faceoff between Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’s much-loved characters.

Pathaan 2 will be the eighth film in the YRF Spy Universe. The 5 films released already – Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, War, Pathaan and Tiger 3, have amassed around Rs 1,685 crore nett at the Indian box office. Ayan Mukherji’s War 2 – starring Hrithik Roshan and Jr NTR, and an untitled female-centric film starring Alia Bhatt, Sharvari, and Bobby Deol will be the sixth and seventh films in the universe.

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