Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has said the overwhelming love that has come his way with the release of “Pathaan” has made him forget the last four years when he took a break from movies.
The Bollywood superstar, who had not given any interviews prior to the film’s release on January 25, sat down with co-stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham and director Siddharth Anand to finally discuss his absence from leading man roles and the magic and making of “Pathaan”.
” I’m very proud to say I get scared sometimes. I feel sad sometimes. I lose confidence many times in a day and that’s why you keep going because the weaker you are the stronger you can become,” Shah Rukh said in the chat organised by Yash Raj Films. “I thank Aditya (Chopra) and Siddharth… they gave me this opportunity. This is an expensive and time consuming film and to give me a film at a time when I was not working and allow me to be a part of the film, I’m very grateful to them. I have forgotten the last four years in these last four days,” Shah Rukh said.
Meanwhile , the Film Is “highest opening weekend” grosser in the history of Hindi cinema with the earnings of Rs 542 crore in five days.
According to Yash Raj Films (YRF), in the five-day extended weekend for Republic Day “Pathaan” registered Rs 60.75 crore nett in India (Hindi – Rs 58.5 crore, all dubbed versions – Rs 2.25 crore), taking the India gross to Rs 70 crore. The overseas gross on day five stands at Rs 42 crore, taking the total collection on its fourth day of release to Rs 112 crore gross.
The Siddharth Anand-directed feature, which also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, has recorded Rs 207.2 crore in the overseas territories alone.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted
‘PATHAAN’ CROSSES ₹ 500 CR MARK: ₹ 542 CR WORLDWIDE *GROSS* IN 5 DAYS… #Pathaan WORLDWIDE [#India + #Overseas] *Gross* BOC… *5 days*…
⭐️ #India: ₹ 335 cr
⭐️ #Overseas: ₹ 207 cr
⭐️ Worldwide Total *GROSS*: ₹ 542 cr
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 30, 2023