Arbaaz Khan feels Pathaan success was a ‘payback’ for Shah Rukh Khan: His family has gone through a lot last 2 years
Pathaan movie which was released a month back is still doing a phenomenal job at the box office. The movie has already crossed the 500 crore mark and 1000 crore mark at the domestic as well as global markets respectively. SRK’s Pathaan is the fifth Indian movie to cross 1000 crores worldwide. Well, now, speaking about the Pathaan success, actor Arbaaz Khan who is currently hosting The Invincible Series on Bollywood Bubble said the release of Shah Rukh Khan starrer was perfectly timed.
Arbaaz Khan on Pathaan success:
Arbaaz told DNA that Pathaan success was a payback for Shah Rukh Khan, “Yeh bahut zaroori tha, and iski timing bahut perfect thi (This was really important, and it was perfectly timed).” Khan continues, “More so for Shah Rukh (Khan), for all that he and his family have gone through last two years, I think this was a payback for the poor fellow.”
Arbaaz added, “It was a very deserving, entertaining film and Shah Rukh was best in it. It is also good for the industry as well. It infuses a certain amount of belief that people still wanted to go to cinemas to catch a good film. Unko (the audience) nahi padi hai kiske baare mein kuch bol rahe ho. Because aap allow karenge toh log ayenge. Woh alag baat ki aap theatres ko todenge toh koi jaan khatre mein dal ke nahi jayega. (They are not concerned with controversies. If you will allow a smooth release, they will come. If you create distress or vandalise theatres, then they won’t risk their lives for it). But if you genuinely want to know whether they will boycott it, they won’t.”
The Dabangg producer also further said that it is good South Indian movies are working well with the masses. “But, we needed to get back the confidence of our industry, and our audience and that has happened with Pathaan,” Khan asserts.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham is a blockbuster movie of 2023.