Gun-toting Deepika Padukone sports a fierce look in SRK's 'Pathaan'
Yash Raj Films on Monday (July 25) presented Bollywood star Deepika Padukone’s first look from the upcoming action movie Pathaan. The movie is headlined by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who returns to the big screen after a gap of five years.
The motion poster, released by the studio on social media, shows Padukone aiming a gun towards the camera. “She’s ready to shoot it up a notch! Presenting @deepikapadukone in #Pathaan,” YRF posted on Instagram.
Siddharth Anand, the film’s director, said Padukone has a “fierce role that will blow everyone’s mind”. “Deepika Padukone is a massive, massive star and her presence in Pathaan makes our film even more exciting and grand. No one has yet seen her look in Pathaan and we are thrilled to present a glimpse of her in our action spectacle,” the filmmaker said in a statement.
Anand, who first worked with Padukone in the 2008 Bachna Ae Haseeno, added her character exudes a “magnetic aura”. The actor-director duo are also collaborating on Fighter, another YRF production.
“Deepika is a rare actor with a pan Indian appeal like no other and having her in a film, looking the way she is, is a huge USP. We wanted to cast someone who has an appeal across gender and age and there is no bigger star in India today than Deepika Padukone,” he said. Pathaan brings together Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan once again after a gap. She had starred along with him in her debut film ‘Om Shanti Om’ in 2007 and subsequently did hit films with him like ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Happy New Year’
The film is scheduled to be released in theatres on January 25 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.