Will there be a Pathaan 2? Here’s what we know about a sequel:

Pathaan 2

Shah Rukh Khan is back with a bang. The superstar’s comeback to the silver screen as a leading man after four years is the buzz of the town. Fans are clamouring to watch their hero in a never seen avatar before. His action-man profile might come as a surprise to old loyalists, who are more used to seeing him as the chocolaty romance guy. John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, and Dimple Kapadia play pivotal roles in the star-studded ensemble. We even have a cameo by our very own bhai Salman Khan, giving us the first epic moment of Indian cinema this year.

With such promising box office numbers and a strong sentiment toward the film, talks of a sequel are bound to pick up. We are here with the latest on the talks about a sequel. Here is what we know about a possible Pathaan sequel:

What is Pathaan about?

Pathaan is a former RAW agent who is tasked with recovering a secret formula called the rakt beej from Moscow, Russia. He is a devout patriot and a kind-hearted man but comes up against a former RAW agent too, who is the exact opposite. Jim (Abraham) feels betrayed by his country when they would not pay the ransom that would have saved his pregnant wife. The two men engage in a battle of ideals and cat-and-mouse to recover the formula, which Jim intends to use at the behest of India’s bitter cross-border neighbours, Pakistan.

Jim Plans to use that formula to take revenge and it is incumbent upon Pathaan to stop him. Along the way, Rubina (Padukone), an ISI agent, too joins in the dogfight and soon chooses a side to battle it out.

We have extensive coverage f Pathaan across the site including a movie review and ending explained. You can check those out HERE!

Will there be a Pathaan 2?

Okay, so there is good news and bad. The good news is that there will be a sequel to Pathaan. The bad news is: we do not know when. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s Pathaan is a part of the Yash Raj Films’ spy universe, which also includes Hrithik Roshan‘s War and Salman Khan‘s Tiger 3 franchise. Salman Khan made an appearance in an extended cameo in Pathaan as his spy character, Tiger. On that note, Tiger 3 is expected to release this year in the month of November around Diwali time.

The end-credit scene of the film promises a mega collaboration for the franchise between SRK, Salman, and Hrithik Roshan. Tiger and Pathaan mull over having done this for 30 years and if they should quit now but then wonder, who could replace them and eventually decide that nobody is good enough. Pathaan then says they need to continue because “bachchon pe nahi chodh sakte (we can’t leave it on kids)”.

Pathaan 2 is all but confirmed by this decision and given the relationship between SRK and YRF, fans can already dream of a sequel. The release date should most probably be three or four years down the lane, as Tiger 3 and War 2 will take precedence.

What could happen in Pathaan 2?

Pathaan indicated that he wants to separate from the organization and go on his own path. Given his expertise and devout patriotism, we can expect him to be back in a similar avatar fighting some other danger that might befall his motherland. A number of plots can be drawn up but the exact specifics will depend on what theme is relevant on an industry level at that time.

Are you excited to see a sequel to Pathaan? What did you think of the first film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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