From Script to Screen: Making of ‘Pathaan’ in Dubai

Dubai has always been a favorite shooting location for filmmakers due to its stunning architecture, beautiful landscapes, and modern infrastructure. The film industry in the United Arab Emirates has been on a constant rise, and with the recent release of ‘Pathaan,’ the trend is set to continue.

‘Pathaan’ is an action-thriller film directed by Siddharth Anand, and Yash Raj Films produced this movie. The movie stars Shahrukh Khan, John Abraham, and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film was shot extensively in Dubai, with a significant portion of the movie filmed in the city’s heart.

The Concept and Planning of ‘Pathaan’ in Dubai

The concept of ‘Pathaan‘ is set against the backdrop of Dubai’s high-flying life, which made the city an ideal location for the movie. The director chose Dubai as the primary location because of its luxury lifestyle, sky-high buildings, and unique architecture, which suited the film’s theme. After much research, the film’s team scouted for locations throughout the city and finalized the iconic landmarks and locations, including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Dubai Creek.

Once the locations were finalized, the team started planning the logistics, including the permits, equipment rentals, and transportation. The filmmakers received immense support from the Dubai Film and TV Commission, which helped them obtain the necessary permits and facilitated smooth filming.

The Challenges and Successes of Filming ‘Pathaan’ in Dubai

Filming ‘Pathaan’ in Dubai was not without its challenges. The filmmakers had to work around the city’s traffic, weather conditions, and restrictions due to COVID-19. The crew had to be extra cautious, and all safety protocols were strictly followed. The team had to ensure that the locations were not overcrowded and that social distancing norms were maintained while filming.

The success of ‘Pathaan’ in Dubai has once again put the city on the map as a popular destination for film shoots. It has showcased the city’s diverse and modern landscape and its ability to cater to the needs of the film industry. The filmmakers highly appreciated the Dubai Film and TV Commission’s efforts to facilitate and promote the city as a filming destination.

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