Pathaan, Shah Rukh Khan's latest film, is breaking box office records, and director Siddharth Anand stated that his film has written history. The film marked Shah Rukh Khan's return to the big screen after four years. It had the biggest opening day for a Hindi film in history.
In a new statement, director Siddharth Anand 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. 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.”
“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 film-making is also a team game. So, I share this incredible moment with the entire cast and crew of Pathaan. Each one of us believed in a vision to create a never seen theatrical experience. Something that cuts across the length and breadth of the country. And I’m glad we delivered on this promise," he further added.
He also said, “If it connects with people. It can really go to dizzying heights and that’s what’s happening with Pathaan. Today is a victory for Indian cinema because we are all Indians first. It is such an exciting phase for our country that films from across India are making records. Films are breaking records and most importantly entertaining the people of our country globally.”
Pathaan also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in addition to Shah Rukh. It also features a cameo appearance by Salman Khan, which has become a highlight of the action film. The film, produced by Aditya Chopra's Yash Raj Films, grossed 106 crores globally on its first day, January 25. Pathaan's Hindi version earned around 70 crores on its second day, which was Republic Day.