An agent from the YRF Spy Universe (it's a thing) has urged cine-goers not to share spoilers for Shah Rukh Khan's new release Pathaan which opened today. Actress Katrina Kaif shared a message that she signed as Zoya, the name of her character in the Tiger films that's part of the spy-verse. She wrote in an Instagram Story: "My friend Pathaan is on a dangerous mission. It is very important in the interest of national security that you don't reveal anything about this. You are all part of this classified mission now. Zoya." The accompanying picture is one of Katrina Kaif as Zoya.
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Shah Rukh Khan plays the titular agent in Pathaan, his first lead role since 2018 film Zero, which also co-starred Katrina Kaif. The actors had previously teamed up for Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Despite the anti-piracy warnings from Katrina Kaif and producers Yash Raj Films, Pathaan was reportedly illegally released on two websites yesterday.
Pathaan, co-starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, is the fourth film in YRF's spy-verse after Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai and War, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Salman Khan, star of the Tiger franchise, makes a cameo appearance in Pathaan just as he did in Zero.
A third Tiger film, in which Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprise their roles, is in production there is a sequel to War lined up.
Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, opens today to impressive first day ticket sales. Record advance bookings for Day 1 have sold 5.5 lakh tickets, second only to Baahubali: The Conclusion's record.