New Delhi: The historical all-time blockbuster Pathaan from Yash Raj Films stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham. The theatrical action entertainer’s action scenes are universally praised for elevating Pathaan to a never-before-seen extravaganza on par with Hollywood calibre!
It has recently been revealed that the entire Burj Khalifa boulevard was closed down for the first time ever for a movie, which made it feasible for Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan and John Abraham’s anti-hero Jim to fight bloodily and brutally in Dubai!
Burj Khalifa boulevard was shut down for the first time for Pathaan
Director Siddharth Anand reveals, “The toughest action to execute in Pathaan – one is on top of a moving train, one is mid-air with planes, one is in Dubai which takes place in the boulevard around the Burj Khalifa which no Hollywood film has been able to do this. To shoot this sequence in Dubai, it just looked impossible. But the Dubai police and the authorities made it happen for us!”
The magnificent Dubai boulevard was shut down for the first time and it was for @iamsrk & Pathaan! Book your tickets now! https://t.co/SD17p6x9HI | https://t.co/VkhFng6vBj pic.twitter.com/bPSWkkq8QZ
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) February 9, 2023
He adds, “My friends, who live at the Boulevard, came and told me that they got circulars saying on this day between this time, you will not be able to access the boulevard so please plan your days. And they were amazed that – oh my god… that’s for my film!” Sid further states, “I said I can’t believe it and this wouldn’t have been possible if they had not agreed to our vision and supported us wholeheartedly. So I want to thank the Dubai police and the authorities in Dubai.”
Shah Rukh Khan says, “Dubai has been very, very kind to me and everyone who goes from Indian cinema. It is a heavy-traffic place so the production team called up and said, ‘we’re shooting a sequence with Shah Rukh’. So they said, ‘he is our brand ambassador, please take this permission. Finish it off fast, but we will allow you to shoot there.’ I think Dubai is film-industry-wise, the most international film-producing nation. You have the best equipment, facilities, location managers. So the experience is always wonderful to shoot in Dubai.”