Pathaan facts you might not know about!

Sakshi Sharma
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Did you know Top Gun Maverick and Pathaan have a special connection? Find out about it in this intriguing list of Pathaan facts!

The overwhelming massive success of Pathaan in theatres has become more than just a film's success. It has turned into a celebration where theatres have become those stadiums where you cheer the loudest for your favourite player. While the audiences are still reeling in the madness of the film in theatres and of course over that thank-you press conference, there is a lot that you might not know about Pathaan! And no we're not talking about this being the first film for John Abraham and Shah Rukh Khan together or the fourth collaboration with Deepika Padukone or how much the film earned at the box office by breaking all records. We're referring to some really intriguing Pathaan facts that will surely turn your heads around!

By now we have heard some conversations about the film that are doing the rounds like plans of YRF to create a spy universe with War, Tiger, and Pathaan, SRK's comeback after 4-5 years with Zero being his last film in 2018, Salman Khan's cameo, Siddharth Anand, Dimple Kapadia, Ashutosh Rana, and John Abraham, working together for the first time with Shah Rukh, SRK's 11th collaboration with YRF, and John's 13 years after New York (2009). Nikhat Khan, Aamir Khan's sister IRL playing SRK's foster mother in the movie, Deepika being the first actress that Siddharth Anand has repeated in his films, and so much more.

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But here are some unknown yet super interesting Pathaan facts!

The action director of the film Casey O'Neill has previously worked as a Stunt Coordinator on films like Top Gun: Maverick, Mission Impossible, and Captain America. Also Pathaan's action scenes were inspired by WWE wrestling moves. Shahrukh Khan's kick was taken from Shawn Michaels "Sweet Chin Music" and John Abraham's punch was taken from Roman Reigns "Superman Punch".

The song "Besharam Rang" sure got more than a million views on YouTube in an hour but it was sampled from the song "Hamen To Loot Liya Husn Walo Ne" from the movie Al Hilal (1958). The tune also sounds like "Koi Fariyad" from Tum Bin as well as the song "Kisi Meharban Ne Aake" from Kal Ki Awaz. But the intro of the music was inspired by the intro music of the Jain song "Makeba".

Shahrukh Khan stutters K..K..K to a character called Karen in the movie. It was in reference to his famous K..K..K..Kiran in Darr. Another reference is when in the scene where Deepika cuts the hose while SRK was climbing up, it was a tribute to the movie Don when Zeenat Aman cuts the rope while Amitabh is climbing up the building.

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From Chennai Express to Zero, the only exception being Fan and Raees, this is the first time Shahrukh Khan had top billing i.e his name comes first while the cast is introduced. Otherwise, it was always actresses who took top billing over him.

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Pathaan happens to be the first Bollywood film to be shot with IMAX DMR cameras which stands for Digital Media Remastering. It is also Yash Raj Films' first-ever Dolby Cinema release.

This movie is being made on a grand scale with 40+ lavishly locations which include multiple locations across India, Afghanistan, UAE, Spain, Turkey, Russia, Italy, and France. It also became the first Indian film to be ever shot in Lake Baikal in Siberia.


Abbas Tyrewala, one of the writers of Pathaan is the same person who directed Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008), and Shridhar Raghavan, the other writer is someone who has also written the screenplay for War (2019), Bluffmaster! (2005), Khakee (2004), and the iconic TV show, C.I.D.!

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During the train scene when Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan were in the fight scene, the theme music of War was played, also directed by Siddharth Anand. Siddharth is also known for films like Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007), Salaam Namaste (2005), and Bang Bang! (2014).

Venus Transit (Babicz is Space Mix) by Robert Babicz plays in the club when Deepika walks in a black dress. Also, John Abraham is the third actor to collaborate with Shahrukh Khan for the first time as a villain despite playing the protagonist in most movies. Earlier it was Suniel Shetty in Main Hoon Na and Arjun Rampal in Om Shanti Om.

This is Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan's fourth collaboration but co-incidentally each time they have collaborated, the music of the film has been given by the duo Vishal-Shekhar and all films have been box office hits.

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Hope you enjoyed reading some of these super exciting Pathaan facts!

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