"Ayan is looking at starting shooting for the film this month"
It is reported that Ayan Mukerji will begin filming for War 2 in October 2023, bringing Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan together on-screen for the first time.
The film is part of the YRF Spy Universe, which features some of the biggest names in Bollywood.
This includes the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Kiara Advani and Jr NTR among others.
It is now believed that filming for War 2 is set to begin soon.
A source told India Today:
“The muharat for War 2 has already happened.
“Ayan is looking at starting shooting for the film this month itself.
“While Hrithik is currently in Italy for Fighter, he will soon return to commence shooting for War 2.
“In the meantime, shooting with Jr NTR might begin. Kiara Advani has also been locked as the female lead for the action-thriller.”
The source also claimed that SRK, Salman and Hrithik will star together for the first time in War 2.
The source continued: “The film is exciting for several reasons but also because Ayan’s directorial will be the first film in the YRF spy universe to bring the three megastars together.
“The epic Tiger X Pathaan X Kabir union onscreen will happen in War 2.”
Hrithik plays Major Kabir Dhaliwal and was first seen in 2019’s War.
It is also reported that Jr NTR’s villainous role will be introduced in Tiger 3, which is set for a Diwali 2023 release.
According to a report by BollywoodLife, Aditya Chopra has arranged for a “short introduction” of Jr NTR in Tiger 3.
Shah Rukh’s Pathaan, Salman’s Tiger and Hrithik’s Kabir will then set off on a mission to find him.
War 2 is expected to be released sometime in 2025 and recent films in the YRF Spy Universe have seen the lead stars cross over into other films.
At the end of Pathaan, Tiger and Pathaan ruminate on their possible replacements without naming anyone.
They eventually concluded that they would have to carry on as the task of saving India could not be left to children.
Shah Rukh will have an extended cameo in Tiger 3 and Ashutosh Rana will also reprise his role as Colonel Sunil Luthra.
Colonel Luthra first appeared in War and then Pathaan.
The four currently released films have grossed over Rs. 2,400 Crore (£237 million), with Pathaan amassing over Rs. 1,000 Crore (£99 million).