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Pathaan: The magnificent Dubai boulevard Burj Khalifa was shut down for the first time, Shah Rukh Khan reacts

Shah Rukh Khan on Pathaan: There has been a big disclosure about the action scene of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham starrer film 'Pathaan'.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: For the first time, the entire Burj Khalifa Boulevard was closed to shoot a scene of Shahrukh Khan’s film ‘Pathaan’. Director Siddharth Anand revealed, the toughest action to execute in Pathaan was to shoot the fight scene on a moving train. In this scene, along with the moving train, the plane hovering above was also to be shown. All this was to happen in Burj Khalifa Boulevard. No Hollywood film has been able to do this till now.

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It seemed impossible to shoot this sequence in Dubai. But Dubai Police and officials made it possible for us. He said, my friend, who lives in boulevard, came and he told me that he got circular on this day between this time, you will not be able to reach boulevard, so please make next plan. They were surprised that oh my god.. this is for my film!

Siddharth further says, I said that I cannot believe it. This would not have been possible had they not shared our vision and supported us wholeheartedly. So I want to thank the Dubai Police and the authorities in Dubai.

‘Pathan’ is releasing on 25 January. Apart from Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana are also in it.

“Dubai has been very, very kind to me and everyone who goes from Indian cinema. It is a heavy-traffic place so the production team called up and said, ‘we’re shooting a sequence with Shah Rukh’. So they said, ‘he is our brand ambassador, please take this permission. Finish it off fast, but we will allow you to shoot there.’ I think Dubai is film-industry-wise, the most international film-producing nation. You have the best equipment, facilities, and location managers. So the experience is always wonderful to shoot in Dubai,” Shah Rukh Khan said in the video.

“The toughest action to execute in Pathaan – one is on top of a moving train, one is mid-air with planes, one is in Dubai which takes place in the boulevard around the Burj Khalifa which no Hollywood film has been able to do this. To shoot this sequence in Dubai, it just looked impossible. But the Dubai police and the authorities made it happen for us!” Siddharth Anand said, sharing his experience.

About Pathaan
The spy action thriller has broken many box office records since its release on January 25. Shah Rukh said the overwhelming love coming his way for Pathaan has more than made up for his time away from the movies. It is the fourth movie in producer Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe, following Salman Khan’s “Ek Tha Tiger” (2012) and “Tiger Zinda Hai” (2017), and “War”, featuring Hrithik Roshan (2019). Helmed by Siddharth Anand, the film also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.

The film revolves around a secret agent who undertakes a dangerous mission. Also, Salman Khan reprises his role as Tiger from the Tiger franchise.

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