Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan has been creating waves on box office not only domestically but globally as well .
The YRF spy thriller, also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, has made a considerable dent at the ticket counters, and has already crossed Rs 500 crore mark internationally with its first weekend collection and will soon enter Rs 600-crore club.
However, the boycott call failed to dent ‘Pathaan’s run at the theatres as it shattered records ever since it released on January 25. The film has collected a whopping worldwide collection of ₹542 crore in the past five days.
During an event yesterday, Shah Rukh Khan addressed the controversy which had hit the film before its release. “We are all playing characters to make you happy. If we say things in the film, none of them are meant to hurt any sentiment or anybody. It is just entertainment”, he had said.
Khan, who returned to the silver screen after a long gap of four years, plays a spy who is tasked to stop a rogue-spy Jim (John Abraham) from executing a deadly attack on India.
Deepika Padukone plays a former agent of Pakistan’s spy agency ISI. The film also features Salman Khan in a cameo role, who reprises his role of Tiger.
When Alia Bhatt was told by the media during Zee Cine Awards that Pathaan broke Brahmastra’s record Alia replied, “I am happy with it and I believe that every film should break other films record.”
Commenting on Pathaan’s success, Alia said that she’s ‘very very happy’. “A film like Pathaan is not just a blockbuster but the biggest blockbuster of Indian cinema. These are moment when you are just grateful and pray that yeh hota jaye and hota rahe.”