Pathaan, Shah Rukh Khan’s blockbuster film, becomes the first Hindi film to release in Bangladesh since the country’s division in 1971.
Pathaan will be released theatrically in Bangladesh on May 12th, according to Nelson D’Souza, Vice President of International Distributions.
Nelson noted in a statement, “Cinema has always been a unifying force between nations, races, and cultures.” It crosses borders, energizes people, and plays an important role in bringing people together.
“We are overjoyed that Pathaan, which has done historic business around the world, will now have the opportunity to entertain audiences in Bangladesh!”
“Pathaan becomes the first Hindi film to release in Bangladesh post-1971, and we are grateful to the authorities for their decision,” he said, thanking the authorities.
He also stated that Shah Rukh Khan has a sizable fan base in Bangladesh. As a result, they chose to release his current superhit film in the country after gaining authorization.
“We’ve learned over the years that Shah Rukh Khan has a huge fan base in Bangladesh, and we believe Pathaan, our latest offering from YRF’s Spy Universe, is the ideal first film of SRK & Hindi cinema to release in the country and represent Indian culture and cinema in all its glory.”
Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, stars Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika Padukone and John Abraham both star in the major roles. According to News 18, the film swept over the Indian box office by storm, grossing more than INR 1000 crore globally.