The wait is over. Pathan, Shah Rukh Khan’s much awaited return to the big screen (in a lead role) after over four years opens in theaters today (January 25) and all eyes are on the Siddharth Anand film. Now, Deepika Padukone, who plays an anti-terror agent in the film alongside SRK, has shared a picture that gives an insight into her pre-release state of mind. The photo was posted late Tuesday night and shows four plates of decadent sweets, including cakes, ice cream and brownies. One of the dessert plates also has a message: “Good luck Pathan”, written in chocolate. When Deepika Padukone shared the picture, Deepika Padukone simply let her fingers get an emoji in the caption. Fans have flooded the comments section with congratulatory messages. Some have also dropped notes wishing Deepika Padukone good luck.
In a video shared as part of Pathan promotions, Deepika Padukone admitted that playing a “femme fatale spy” was not easy. In the clip released by Yash Raj Films, Deepika said that the work routine and diet she adopted for the role was one of the “hardest” regimes of her life.
“It’s probably the hardest I’ve ever worked to get into any kind of a movie, for a character,” Deepika Padukone said. “I don’t want to get into the specifics because I know there are moments when people get carried away when actors mention diets. So I don’t want to get into what the routine was, but I can tell you, that it was one of the hardest training regimens, one of the hardest diets I was on.”
Sticking to the regime for almost two years only made the process more difficult, Deepika Padukone added. “But also what I think it really required was an incredible amount of discipline. To be able to maintain that for maybe a year, a year and a half, two years, I don’t even remember – but to be able to maintain that physicality for long enough was the hardest part. Having said that, when you see the results on the screen, when you see people react to it, when people recognize the hard work and effort, it feels worthwhile,” she said.
See what Deepika Padukone has to say:
She is a total femme fatale in #Pathaan as she transforms into a spy with a license to kill! Watch @deepikapadukone bare her heart about her role, what makes her and @iamsrk one of the biggest blockbuster jodies in the Indian film industry and much more… pic.twitter.com/d4hEHccZbq
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) 23 January 2023
Pathan marks Deepika Padukone’s fourth film with Shah Rukh Khan. They have previously worked together in Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express and Happy New Year.
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