Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has never failed to attract tourists from other countries. Bollywood and other Indian regional films set in Dubai have never missed taking an exterior shot of skyscraper.
Recently, Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani shot a song sequence against the backdrop of Burj Khalifa. Also, Sudeep launched the logo of his upcoming film outside the iconic tower. It has been now learnt that Siddharth Anand’s directorial Pathan featuring superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in the lead are planning to shoot inside the tallest tower.
“The idea is to go one notch above what’s already done so far. Apart from Mission Impossible and Fast and Furious franchise, not many films have been shot inside Burj Khalifa, and Pathan will be among the first few Indian films (probably the first) to have actual visuals of the tower from inside. A big scale action scene centered around Burj Khalifa is in the offing from the team of Pathan,” revealed a close source. The source further added that UAE has been explored by several Bollywood filmmakers. However, a Bollywood film shot inside Burj Khalifa will be unique.
“It’s a prolonged action sequece designed by an international stunt team, and one can expect spectacular visuals on the screen. It’s a culmination of Siddharth Anand, Aditya Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan’s vision, to shoot a massive action scene at Burj Khalifa. Don’t be surprised if you find SRK fighting on the top of the tower just like Tom Cruise, when you watch Pathan on the big screen. However, all the details of this Burj Khalifa fight scene have been kept under wraps,” the source added. The crew of Pathan also shot other action scenes at various locations in Dubai.
“It’s car, bike, guns, blasts, hand to hand combats – get ready for action, that’s sleek and stylish, at international repute in Pathan,” the source asserted. Salman has a cameo in Pathan, making an appearance as Tiger.
Pathan’s shoot commenced went in November last year and the shoot is expected to be completed by June 2021. While the makers wish to release the film during the Gandhi Jayanti or Diwali weekend; an official announcement is yet to be made.