Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathaan’ has already created 21 new box-office records the world over, including highest grossing in Hindi cinema and widest Hindi film release of all time, and continues its record-breaking spree.
The Yash Raj Films (YRF) blockbuster production from its ambitious “Spy Universe”, also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, is being dubbed the must watch theatrical entertainer.
Director Siddharth Anand says he is feeling greatly overwhelmed after the historic box-office impact.
He said: “Scripting history. Everyone wants it, but one can’t plan it. It just happens. And when it does, it’s actually a very humbling experience.
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“I’m feeling incredibly overwhelmed right now and inspired to get back on the film set and try and create something really special for audiences again. That’s my state of mind.”
With ‘Pathaan’, Anand becomes the only Hindi film director to have two back-to-back Rs 50 crore+ openers under his belt after the mega hit ‘War’.
He added: “I’m hungrier than before to create more spectacles and immersive experiences like ‘Pathaan’. For me, yes numbers do matter. It is a validation of all the hard work but filmmaking is also a team game. So, I share this incredible moment with the entire cast and crew of ‘Pathaan’.
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“Each one of us believed in a vision to create a never seen before theatrical experience that cuts across the length and breadth of the country and I’m glad we delivered on this promise.”
‘Pathaan’ collected Rs 429 crores gross worldwide in just four days since its release on January 25. In the UK, it was ruling the weekend box-office just after Hollywood mega hit ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’.