Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan has added yet another feather to its cap. It became the highest-grossing Bollywood film — both in India and the overseas market when it breached the Rupees 1,000-crore gross mark worldwide last week. Now, it has also broken Baahubali 2’s record and has become the highest-grossing Hindi film ever. Pathaan’s overall box-office collection now stands at Rs 530 Crore net, or Rs 640 crore gross, in the domestic market. Overseas its earnings have crossed Rs 388 crore. Its overall earnings now stand at an astounding 1026 crore rupees gross.
Reflecting on the success of Pathaan, director Siddharth said in a recent statement, “It feels incredible that Pathaan is now the number one Hindi film in India today! The love and appreciation that has been showered on Pathaan by audiences is historic and it shows in the box office result. As a director, I’m proud that I made a film that has entertained people globally.”
He added, “The Hindi film industry has gone through a lot of vilification in the recent past. We were said to have been boycotted by people. We were said that we couldn’t make a film that is appreciated because we have lost touch of how to make a true blue Hindi film. The industry has heard enough and I’m happy that Pathaan has become the answer to all that talk. It shows that we just have to make a good film and audiences will come to watch it.” Pathaan is backed by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films.
On the other two other major releases Kartik Aryan’s Shehzada and Akshay Kumar’s Selfie shelved on the box office.