Bollywood actor Salman Khan will reportedly be seen in an extended cameo in Shah Rukh Khan‘s next film ‘Pathaan’.
The action-thriller, helmed by ‘War’ director Siddharth Anand and produced by Yash Raj Films, is set to release on January 25, 2023, the team announced with a short teaser on Wednesday.
Salman had shared the news of his cameo on an episode of Bigg Boss 14, which he hosted. “When this show ends, we will move to Pathan, then Tiger 3 and later to Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. And as eight months will pass, we will be anyway back with Bigg Boss season 15,” he had said.
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Interestingly, Pathaan falls in line with a number of films that have seen the two megastars collaborate on the silver screen. Take a look at some of the projects Salman and Shah Rukh, both 56, have worked together on.
1. Karan Arjun
The actors had come together for the first time in the iconic film ‘Karan Arjun’, which was the second highest-opening Bollywood film of 1995. The fantasy action film directed and produced by Rakesh Roshan, had Rakhee Gulzar, Kajol and Mamta Kulkarni in lead roles with the Khans.
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2. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
The 1998 romance film, directed by Karan Johar, had Shah Rukh romancing Rani Mukherji and Kajol. Salman joins the cast in the second half of the film, introduced as Kajol’s fiance years later.
3. Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Shah Rukh starred in the romantic drama as guest appearance with Salman, Rani, and Preity Zinta in the lead roles. The movie, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, was a remake of the Malayalam film Chandralekha.
4. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
The movie had both the megastars back together as the leads, alongside Madhuri Dixit. The film was directed by K. S. Adhiyaman – his first Hindi venture – and was a remake of his own Tamil film ‘Thotta Chinungi’ (1995).
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5. Om Shanti Om
The 2007 film, starring Shah Rukh and Deepika Padukone (her Bollywood debut) and Arjun Rampal as the villain, had many actors appear in the last song ‘Deewangi Deewangi’, with Salman being one of them.
Kabir Khan’s Tubelight, with Salman, his brother Sohail Khan, and actor Kareena Kapoor in the cast, had a special appearance by Shah Rukh as Magician Gogo Pasha.
The actors were last seen together on the big screen in Shah Rukh’s 2018 film, ‘Zero’, which co-starred Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The two danced together in the song ‘Ishaqbaazi’, which even had Salman carry Shah Rukh (who played a short man) in his arms.