Pathaan Likely to Shatter Bahubali2 Numbers at Box Office

SRKs high-octane comeback is showing no signs of slowing down at the box office. The film recently surpassed the Rs 800 crore mark globally and is still going strong at the box office. One may be surprised to know that Pathaan has achieved the milestone of becoming the first ever Bollywood film to hit the $100M milestone worldwide.

Pathaan has reportedly minted a whopping sum of Rs 526 crore (gross) at the Indian box office ($64.2M). Internationally, the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer has collected $39.4M from overseas markets by Monday. On its 14th day at the box office, February 7, Pathaan is estimated to have earned Rs 7-8 crore in India. Official numbers are still awaited.

The Aditya Chopra production has broken all records at the box office. The film became the fastest Hindi film to hit the Rs 400 crore mark in India and is already the biggest Bollywood movie ever globally in the original Hindi language.

Meanwhile, John Abraham has for the first time opened up about his character in the spy-universe flick. A patriot-turned-ruthless mercenary, John has got unanimous praise for his brilliant acting and forte in action sequences in this negative character that has won people’s hearts.

Speaking about the same, “I’m astounded by the number of messages I’m getting daily on my social media about how there should be a prequel to Jim. When people almost always root for the hero, and that hero is Shah Rukh Khan in Pathaan, it is hugely gratifying that people are rooting for the anti-hero too! I’m fortunate that my work in Pathaan has spoken loudly and hopefully, I have managed to give people an anti-hero that they will always remember. That was my intent when I heard Pathaan.”

Speaking about Jim John said, “Jim is a refreshingly suave villain, with very well etched out characterization that dives into why he became what he became! Imagine the pain he endured, imagine the hurt that broke him and turned him into the man he became. To me, Jim was a very powerful character and yes, it would be great if Aditya Chopra wants to bring him back and tell the world how good a super-spy he was and how he became a ruthless mercenary later!”

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