"Deepika Padukone is up there with the biggest of superstars in the history of Hindi cinema. And we knew we had written a role for her in Pathaan that is not only breathtaking, but one that also justifies her superstardom. Pathaan will showcase her in probably her hottest and at the same time, the coolest self," Anand said.
Speaking about Khan and Padukone’s pairing he said, "The on-screen jodi of Deepika and Shah Rukh Khan is probably one of the biggest pairings that Indian cinema has ever seen, given their incredible successes in the past. And in Pathaan we have presented SRK and DP in a way that's unprecedented." He added, "They have electric chemistry with each other and they look just so hot together. It's rare to find a pairing like theirs and their jodi is a huge USP for Pathaan."
Pathaan releases on January 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.