Yash Raj Films’ Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, is indeed a historical all-time blockbuster. The spectacular action mass entertainer has become the highest-grossing Hindi film worldwide in the history of Hindi cinema. Its action sequences are being unanimously commended for making a never-before-seen splendour.
It is now revealed that the difficult battle that Shah Rukh Khan has with John Abraham in Dubai was possible because the entire Burj Khalifa boulevard was shut down for the first time for any film shooting in the world.
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. Shoot this sequence in Dubai, it just looked impossible. But the Dubai police and the authorities made it happen for us!”
Siddharth Anand 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!”
Siddharth Anand 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.”
Watch the video to see the entire making: