Shah Rukh Khan’s fans heaved a sigh of relief in November as their favourite actor finally started shooting for a film as the lead. His long-haired look in the spy actioner Pathan added to the excitement. As days passed, the hype increased many notches higher as it was revealed that Salman Khan has a cameo in the film and that he’ll reprise the role of Tiger, another famous spy character from Yash Raj Films (YRF), who are also the producers of Pathan.

Then came the news that Shah Rukh as Pathan would also be seen in Tiger 3, which goes on floors in early 2021! That audiences would get to see both the superstars together in action avatars has created tremendous curiosity among not just viewers but also the industry and the trade.

And if a source is to be believed, this is just the beginning. The source says, “The success of the Avengers series has shown how much fun it is to see popular characters coming together for a common goal.

Closer home, Rohit Shetty too, experimented by creating a cop universe. The manner in which viewers went berserk when Singham entered the narrative in Simmba’s climax was seen to be believed. And in Sooryavanshi, both Singham and Simmba are going to appear and of course, it’ll be something to watch out for. The success of these franchises has prompted Aditya Chopra to plan something similar in the near future. Right now, Tiger would make a small appearance in Pathan and vice-versa.

This would make the audiences familiar about the YRF Spy universe and that all these characters belong to the same world.”

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