If you are a Shah Rukh Khan fan living in Bangladesh and wanting to see his movie on big screen, then there`s good news for you.
After breaking all box office records in India, `Pathaan` is now all set to release in the neighbouring country.
As per Variety, In February this year, a consortium of 19 Bangladesh film associations decided to allow Hindi-language films to release in the country and suggested that 10 films release a year. `Pathaan` is one of them. It will hit the theatres in Bangladesh on May 12, 2023.
Nelson D`Souza, VP, international distribution, at Yash Raj Films, said, “Cinema has always been a unifying force between nations, races and cultures. It transcends borders, galvanizes people and plays a significant hand in bringing people together. We are incredibly thrilled that `Pathaan,` which has done historic business worldwide, will now get a chance to entertain audiences in Bangladesh.”
With its release in Bangladesh, Pathaan will definitely create history. Films produced by Bollywood have been banned from cinemas in Bangladesh since the country`s independence in 1972, in a bid to protect the local movie industry.
However, in 2009, the decision was relaxed to allow `Wanted`, starring Salman Khan, to open in the territory. The release was met with protests led by a local film industry organization and the film was pulled from the 50 cinemas it was running in after a week, according to Variety.
In February 2023, during an Ask Me Anything session on Twitter, SRK responded to a fan`s question about Pathaan`s Bangladesh release.
“I have been told #Pathaan will release there soon,” SRK replied to a query of Bangladeshi fan.
I have been told #Pathaan will release there soon https://t.co/N7g75ewdl4
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 20, 2023
Helmed by Siddharth Anand, `Pathaan` also starred Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in the lead roles. It is the highest-grossing Hindi film of all times.
On receiving abundant love for Pathaan, SRK tweeted, “ITS NOT THE BUSINESS….ITS STRICTLY PERSONAL”. Making ppl smile & entertaining them is our business & if we don`t take it personally….it will never fly. Thanks to all who gave Pathaan love & all who worked on the film & proved ki mehnat lagan aur bharosa abhi Zinda Hai.Jai Hind.”
“ITS NOT THE BUSINESS….ITS STRICTLY PERSONAL”. Making ppl smile & entertaining them is our business & if we don’t take it personally….it will never fly. Thanks to all who gave Pathaan love & all who worked on the film & proved ki mehnat lagan aur bharosa abhi Zinda Hai.Jai Hind
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 8, 2023
`Pathaan` also saw superstar Salman Khan in a special cameo.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in Rajkumar Hirani`s `Dunki` along with Taapsee Pannu. Also, SRK has an action thriller film, `Jawan` alongside south actors Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, directed by Atlee Kumar.
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(with inputs from ANI)
Originally published at www.mid-day.com