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Shootings of Shah Rukh, Salman starrer ‘Pathan’ and ‘Tiger 3’ halt amid Aryan Khan row

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Shootings of Shah Rukh, Salman starrer ‘Pathan’ and ‘Tiger 3’ halt amid Aryan Khan row

Mumbai: Aryan Khan’s arrest in an alleged drug case has indirectly delayed the shooting of Salman Khan starrer ‘Tiger 3’ and Siddharth Anand’s ‘Pathan’ starring Shah Rukh Khan as both the films are connected to each other.

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Both the big budget movies are being produced under Yash Raj Films and it now seems their production is now being affected due to Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s arrest.

King Khan, who has been pushing his work commitments ahead owing to his personal life crisis, will reportedly take a decision on the future course of action once his son Aryan Khan gets bail. Shah Rukh Khan and his family is having a tough time ever since their beloved son was arrested by NCB on October 3 during a drug raid at Cordelia cruise off the Mumbai coast. Since the arrest, SRK has not returned to the sets as he is still trying legal ways to get his bail.

According to a media report quoting a source, director Siddharth Anand had left for Spain on October 2 to shoot two songs in Mallorca, Cadiz and Vejer de la Frontera. The superstar was also supposed to reach there to shoot for ‘Pathan’ but his son’s arrest happened and he stayed back. Apart from this, the shooting of ‘Atlee’ which is tentatively titled as ‘Lion’, as well – is proceeding with Shah Rukh’s duplicate Prashant Walde for the long shots and the over the shoulder sequences to ensure that the dates of the other artistes are being utilised.

“However, he returned to India after the Aryan Khan case. The makers were there to shoot two songs in Mallorca, Cadiz and Vejer de la Frontera. Pathan was the first film to be shot at those three locations. On other hand, Atlee is proceeding with Shah Rukh’s duplicate Prashant Walde for the long shots and the over the shoulder sequences to ensure that the dates of the other artists are being utilised,” the source had said.

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Seemingly, the arrest of 23-year-old star-kid has also affected Salman Khan’s ‘Tiger 3’ shoot as well. Both films are connected to each other as Salman has a cameo in ‘Pathan’, while Shah Rukh will make a guest appearance in Sallu’s ‘Tiger 3’. The report quotes the source saying, “Salman is closely following up on Aryan’s case. The actor has visited SRK on multiple occasions and is concerned about Aryan’s well-being. He is constantly by Shah Rukh’s side. Salman is also busy over the weekends shooting for Bigg Boss 15. The actor, therefore, could not attend the ongoing rehearsals of Tiger 3 last week. Katrina, who has some hand combat action sequences. has been rehearsing.”

As ‘Pathan’ and ‘Tiger 3’ are related, Aryan’s arrest has affected both the films. The report also stated that Salman is closely following up on Aryan’s case and that the actor has visited SRK on multiple occasions and is constantly by Shah Rukh’s side.

The ‘Dabangg’ star is also busy shooting for his reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. Owing to all this, he has skipped most of the ongoing rehearsals of ‘Tiger 3’ last week.

For the unversed, Aryan Khan was arrested by NCB along with seven others on charges of consumption, sale, and purchase of illegal drugs in an alleged rave party at a luxury cruise liner on October 02.

He was later shifted to the Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai after his initial custodial remand with the NCB got over and a magistrate sent them in judicial custody but denied them bail. Order on his bail plea will be given by the special court on October 20.

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