Shah Rukh Khan's 'Pathaan' to be released in Russia, CIS countries on this date2 min read 09 Jun 2023, 04:15 PM IST
Shah Rukh Khan's 'Pathaan', part of YRF's spy franchise, is set to release in over 3,000 screens across Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States. The film, which earned over ₹1,000 crore at the global box office, had earlier released in Bangladesh.
Shah Rukh Khan's ‘Pathaan’ which smashed Indian box office records in January bring a positive sign for the industry is now set to release in in 3000 plus screens across Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). CIS countries include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Earlier on 12 May, the Pathaan was also released in Bangladesh theatres. Indian films were banned from playing in Bangladesh cinemas since its independence in a bid to protect the local movie industry. Later in 2010, the authorities had lifted the ban as the country's film industry witnessed an unprecedented slide and the number of active movie halls shrank. But after a protest by the local industry, the ban was reimposed. The government approved the import of films from the Indian sub continent with certain conditions earlier this year, paving the way for the release of "Pathaan", local media reports had said.
“Pathaan", a mega comeback vehicle for Shah Rukh after his absence from leading man roles for more than four years, is an important step in YRF’s spy franchise where characters from different films will cross paths at some point.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film follows the titular spy (Shah Rukh) who comes out of exile to stop terrorist group Outfit X from launching a debilitating attack on India. It is the fourth film in producer Aditya Chopra's spy universe, following Salman Khan's "Ek Tha Tiger" and "Tiger Zinda Hai", and "War", featuring Hrithik Roshan.
Meanwhile, after watching SRK in an action avatar in 'Pathaan', fans are now eagerly waiting for his next film 'Jawan'. Helmed by South director Atlee, the film is all set to hit the theatres on September 7, 2023.
Earlier the film was scheduled to hit the theatres on June 2 but due to some reasons, the makers of the film decided to postpone their film. The new video gave fans a glimpse of Shah Rukh's character in the film. The film also stars actors Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi and Sanya Malhotra in the lead roles. When asked about the delay of the film, SRK in response to a fan said, “Takes time and patience to make something worthy for audiences…. " Apart from 'Jawan', the King Khan will also be seen in director Rajkumar Hirani's upcoming film 'Dunki' opposite Taapsee Pannu.