Did Shah Rukh Do Pathan To Extend His Career By Creating YRF’s SPY Universe?

With Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, and Akshay Kumar, Rohit Shetty has created a cop universe, and now Yash Raj Films (YRF) is planning a spy universe with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Hrithik Roshan.

Salman Khan is slated to have a cameo in Pathan, and Shah Rukh Khan will have a cameo in Tiger 3, according to media sources on the YRF spy universe. Hrithik Roshan will reportedly be joined by SRK and Salman Khan in War 2.


In terms of Bollywood cinematic universes, it all started with Rohit Shetty and Singham in 2011. In 2014, Bajirao Singham, an honest DCP who beats the crap out of the thugs and goons, was the theme of Singham Returns.


A lot of conjecture has been made about why Shah Rukh Khan opted to do Yashraj’s Pathan to end his three year long hiatus post Zero. While a lot of fans hailed his choice for a comeback, a lot of people also raised some concerns on why he chose a film like Pathan and a filmmaker like Siddharth Anand.

He was reportedly in talks with a number of filmmakers including Raju Hirani, Atlee and more to do his comeback with him. Siddharth Anand however emerged from nowhere to direct Shah Rukh Khan in Pathan, which also stars John Abraham and Deepika Padukone. There are a lot of reasons to look at this and the most plausible one among them is YRF creating a SPY universe.

Let’s admit, Shah Rukh has had a rough last few years with a number of his films flopping one after the other. At this stage, what he really needed was a safe and successful commercial film under his belt to regain his lost mojo. Also, now that he’s identified that cinematic trends have changed in our country, he probably wanted to find the most fitting space that could accommodate him. Let’s face it, it’s not easy for any filmmaker to handle Shah Rukh’s stardom and do justice with it.

With Rohit Shetty launching his cop universe, Aditya Chopra was quick to invent his own SPY universe with Hrithik from War and Salman from Ek Tha Tiger joining the fray. While he needed a superstar like SRK to help him realise this dream of his, Shah Rukh needed something as colossal as this to make a comeback with. Also, Shah needed to look at something long term and becoming a part of a universe is probably a smarter move.

The likes of Robert Downey Jr have not only prolonged their careers but also added to their stardom by simply sticking with a studio and its universe. With Bollywood adapting to the same set up, it may be a good move on Shah Rukh’s part. However, in these unpredictable times, we really don’t know the mood of the audience.

So does this mean Shah Rukh has come to terms with his options being absolutely limited? Has he finally accepted that he would need something long term to keep functioning in the top league without having to make OTT appearances? Is he doing Pathan so he could his extend his career which at one point was looking seriously doubtful with consecutive big budget films going down slumping. What do you think, has he made absolutely the right choice?

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Now I see the pattern! After Alia's announcement, obviously, the 'Bollywood Aunties' now had to target those actresses as well who have got married in recent years and for what??

For not being pregnant as soon as they got married. Chances Of getting pregnant after 35 are not 'rare' as you yourself said that many celebrities go for having kids later in life. And for god sakes stop guilting women into becoming mothers before they are ready!!! Anyways human race will not end if some of us opt out of it. Even, normal women are delaying pregnancy and this can expected to go on with increasing education and economic level of the country. None the less unlike previous generations we are not having kids as a biproduct of having sex, we have kids after a careful planning, only when we really want them, and afford them.

So I don't see a reason why actresses are being trolled now after Alia's pregnancy.

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Seems like more than Alia's family, the 'Audience Aunties' are more concerned about Alia's pregnancy. On one side actresses are trolled for late marriage, double marriages, late pregnancies and failed careers, on the other side there is also this audience who can literally make comments about someone's pregnancy at a pretty normal age and call it 'Too early to be a mother!!' Like seriously??

This clearly shows how misogynistic and sexist our society has become. Sexism is pretty much a fact of life for women. Sometimes it is serious and overt, for example when you are passed over for promotion or blamed for your own sexual assault, but mostly it's small cuts that happen day after day. Harassment in the street, being interrupted or ignored in conversation, facing judgement about your appearance, and so on. Outright misogyny is a different thing. As Stephanie Vardaras said, the Internet has cast a light on the misogynists and given them a voice. I don't know where or how they hid pre-Internet.

What are your thoughts on this? Let me know in the comment section, please.

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