Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham’s film Pathaan has broken previous box office records even as its detractors are now becoming King Khan devotees. According to reports, the Pathaan day 2 box office haul is developing in a way that has never before been seen for a Bollywood movie. The film’s extraordinary success assumes significance in light of widespread calls for a boycott of Pathaan by members of the Hindutva gang, supported by powerful BJP ministers.
Pathaan has now become the first Bollywood movie to ever earn more than Rs. 100 crore on its opening day, according to day one box office receipts. This sum total includes a staggering Rs. 57 crores from just India.
In an unexpected turn of events, a boycott gang member has recently admitted to liking Pathaan after seeing the movie. A man in Patna, Bihar, could be seen confessing to the camera that Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jai Hind” statement in the movie caused him shivers in a video that Simi Grewal posted on Twitter. I’m going to watch the movie again,” he declared. I went there for a protest the first time. I’m going to watch it again now to support and enjoy the movie.
The movie is expected to bring in a staggering Rs. 175 crores worldwide on its second day of release, according Box Office Worldwide. “#Pathaan #Pathan #PathaanDay1,” it inscribed. Wed. 53-57 cr. Thu. 56-60 cr. Total 109-117 cr nett Eyes RECORD worldwide 160-175 cr nett in 2 days!”