The Hindi-language action thriller film ‘Pathaan’, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, was one of the biggest hits of 2023. Directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films, ‘Pathaan’ released in theaters last year on January 25 and went to perform phenomenally at the domestic as well as worldwide box office. As per the latest media reports, Aditya Chopra is gearing up for the 8th film in his spy universe, and Shah Rukh Khan is all set for the thrilling sequel to ‘Pathaan’. Here’s what we know so far…

As published in Pinkvilla, Shah Rukh Khan is set to come back as ‘Pathaan’ in the sequel to the action film, and Aditya Chopra has locked the script for the exciting spy thriller’s second part. “This is the twist to the YRF Spy Universe timeline- ‘Pathaan 2’ will predate ‘Tiger vs Pathaan’ and will set up the clash of two cinematic legends on the big screen. Shah Rukh Khan as ‘Pathaan’ is definitely a character that has resonated with the audiences, and there is a constant on-ground demand from the audience to see more of SRK in the spy avatar. Soon after the release in January 2023, Adi and SRK had decided to spin ‘Pathaan’ into a standalone franchise too within the Spy Universe and the former started ideating the sequel of this all-time blockbuster,” a source close to the project revealed to Pinkvilla.

“Pathaan 2 is being designed as the tentpole spy film of the universe that will set things up for bigger conflict in the times to come. It will set up the next phase of YRF Spy Universe’s timeline. In fact, P2 sets things up for the big battle between ‘Tiger’ and ‘Pathaan’ (Tiger vs Pathaan) in the future timeline,” the source added.

I still vibe to the groovy tunes of the ‘Jhoome Jo Pathaan’ song, and I’m super excited for ‘Pathaan 2’. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone were spectacular in the film, and John Abraham as ‘Jim’ really stood out as a memorable antagonist. ‘Pathaan’ is by far the highest-grossing film in the YRF Spy Universe, and I’m pretty sure ‘Pathaan 2’ will break records as well!