Deepika Padukone responded after Katrina Kaif gave a shoutout to her upcoming movie Pathaan. Katrina took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday and shared a photo of her character Zoya from her film franchise, Tiger. Katrina shared the photo and wrote, “My friend Pathaan is on a dangerous mission.” (Also read | Pathaan: British film board reveals spoilery plot details, sexual jokes from film)
Katrina Kaif added: “It is very important in the interest of national security that you do not reveal anything about this. You are all part of this secret mission now. Zoya.” She also added the hashtag Pathaan and tagged Shah Rukh, Deepika and John Abraham. Deepika shared the post on her Instagram Stories and added a gif of a kissing teddy bear.
Tiger is part of the spy universe of Yash Raj Films (YRF). The first film Ek Tha Tiger (2012) was directed by Kabir Khan. It revolves around a fictional RAW spy named Avinash Singh Rathore aka Tiger played by Salman Khan who falls in love with a Pakistani spy Zoya Humaini played by Katrina Kaif. The sequel, Tiger Zinda Hai, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, released in 2017. The third installment of the film, Tiger 3, will be released on Diwali this year.
Recently, ANI news agency quoted a source as saying that Shah Rukh has a cameo in Tiger 3. “Shah Rukh Khan will be shooting for Tiger 3 immediately after the release of Pathaan, confirming his presence in the Tiger franchise. In Aditya Chopra’s espionage- universe, the paths of SRK, Salman and Hrithik will constantly cross to build towards the grand finale of the espionage universe.While Salman will be featured in Pathaan, SRK will now also be featured in Tiger 3 and there will be an extensive shooting schedule planned to cover this exciting part right after Pathaan’s release on January 25, 2023,” ANI reported citing the source.
Pathaan, which will hit theaters on Wednesday, is directed by Siddharth Anand. The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. Pathaan will be released in theaters in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Katrina will next star alongside Vijay Sethupathi in director Sriram Raghavan’s upcoming film Merry Christmas. Deepika will also appear in Project K opposite Prabhas. Fans will also see her in The Intern alongside Amitabh Bachchan.