With Jawan, Shah Rukh Khan is on course to break the box office records of his own film Pathaan, which is the highest-grossing Bollywood film in India.
The action thriller Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan in a double role, is refusing to slow down at the box office. The Atlee directorial, which also stars Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, and Deepika Padukone in the leading roles, has crossed Rs 800 crore gross worldwide and has also become the fastest film to collect Rs 400 crore net in India within just eleven days of its release.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, which had hit theatres earlier this year in January, had collected Rs 1055 crore gross globally and Rs 534 crore net in India. With Jawan, the superstar is on course to break his own records as the film faces no strong competition untill Fukrey 3 and The Vaccine War arrives in theatres on September 28.
In December, SRK will be back with his third release of the year. Dunki, directed by Rajkumar Hirani and also starring Taapsee Pannu, has been highly awaited since its announcement as it brings together the magic of Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani together for the very first time. The film releases in cinemas on December 22.
Jawan director Atlee has said that Dunki will break the box office records of Pathaan and Jawan. In his interview with Koimoi, the filmmaker said, “Dunki will, obviously, cross Jawan and Pathaan. That’s how the ecosystem should be, we should keep our peaks growing with every film. Now, I have to cross Jawan with my next film. I am really happy for Khan sir, I don’t think anyone in the world will have this record of three Rs 1000 crore films in a single year. I am also praying and wishing best for him.”
Shah Rukh Khan has taken a break of more than four years after a string of multiple box office debacles such as Jab Harry Met Sejal and Zero. And now, the superstar has made one of the most epic comebacks in the history of Indian cinema.
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