‘Pathaan’ becomes all-time number one Hindi film in India

Shah Rukh Khan’s ”Pathaan” has become the all-time number one Hindi film in India by raising Rs 1028 crore worldwide since its release in January, said Yash Raj Films (YRF). According to the studio, the Siddharth Anand directorial raised Rs 1.07 crore nett in India (Hindi – 1.05 crore, all dubbed versions – 0.02 crore) on its sixth Friday. ‘The total worldwide gross is an incredible 1028 crore (India gross : 641.50 crore, overseas : 386.50 crore)” YRF said in a press note. The movie, a mega comeback vehicle for Shah Rukh after his absence from leading man roles for more than four years, released on January 25 to great hype and record advance bookings. ”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,” Anand said in a statement. The new milestone comes days after ”Pathaan” became the highest grossing Hindi film worldwide in the history of Hindi cinema in its initial run. ”Dangal” is the highest grossing Indian film with a reported earnings of around Rs 2,000 crore.