Pathaan 2: Siddharth Anand, Kabir Khan or Ali Abbas Zafar, which director should come onboard for Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone's film?

On March 30, PeepingMoon exclusively informed its readers that while Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone are reuniting for Pathaan 2, Siddharth Anand is out of the director's race. The team at Yash Raj Films is considering taking the franchise forward with a new filmmaker to give the story a fresh and unique touch. No, there's no bad blood as Siddharth returns to the production house to direct one of their biggest projects, Tiger vs Pathaan, starring Salman Khan and Shah Rukh.

With the news of Siddharth not directing Pathaan 2, netizens and fans are wondering who could be the right shoulder to take the franchise ahead. Some suggest that Siddharth should be retained while many believe that veterans like Kabir Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar should be brought on board. What's your choice? Here's looking at what makes Siddharth, Kabir and Ali the best picks for Pathaan 2!

Siddharth Anand

Siddharth gave Yash Raj Films its biggest blockbuster with Pathaan in 2023. The filmmaker ended the production house's dry and bad spell at the box office after the pandemic and carved a path for some exciting spin-off films and sequels. Siddharth's latest directorial, Fighter, was 2024's first major hit and also received a thunderous response from critics and the audience. Fans are certainly rooting for him to return as Pathaan 2's director.

Kabir Khan

Who doesn't love Kabir Khan and his directorials? Balancing emotions with action and serving nothing but pure entertainment. The creator of the Tiger franchise, Kabir has set the standard high for action dramas and it would be interesting to see his perspective as YRF expands Pathaan's universe.

Ali Abbas Zafar

Ali Abbas Zafar has been associated with the Tiger franchise. He directed Tiger Zinda Hai and the box office exploded. Now, he will be showcasing his cinematic vision in Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. Taking the action quotient higher, Ali promises a riot of entertainment. If Pathaan 2 chooses Ali as the director, it would be a unique experience.