Shah Rukh Khan's 30 years in Bollywood: 'Pathaan' poster released
Shah Rukh Khan has been ruling our hearts for three complete decades now! As the Badshah of Bollywood completed 30 years in the Hindi film industry, Yash Raj Films treated fans with a massive surprise. The banner unveiled the motion poster of SRK's upcoming action-thriller Pathaan, where Khan will be seen in the eponymous role. Pathaan is slated for a January 25, 2023 release.
- Khan has been away from the silver screen for the past four years, his last release being Aanand L Rai's Zero.
- However, it seems like the Baazigar actor will compensate for the lost time as he has three major releases planned one after the other: Pathaan, Jawan, and Dunki.
- Pathaan, the first release out of the three, also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.
The production giant took to Twitter on Saturday (June 25) and greeted fans with this unexpected surprise. The post said, "30 glorious years. One name loved by all. Presenting Shah Rukh Khan in & as #Pathaan." The film is targeting a pan-India approach and will release in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. It is helmed by Siddharth Anand, who previously directed the thriller War.
The motion poster presented the superstar in a massy, gruff avatar while instantly catchy background score heightened our intrigue about this character. With a rifle in hand, throbbing veins, and blood-soaked beard, the 37-second-long teaser provided us a good look at what to expect from Pathaan. The highlight of the trailer was when SRK said, "Jaldi milte hain, Pathaan se [Let's meet Pathaan soon]!"
30 glorious years. One name loved by all. Presenting Shah Rukh Khan in as #Pathaan— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) June 25, 2022
Celebrate #Pathaan with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 25th January, 2023. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. pic.twitter.com/SokGexxaol
SRK also shared the post on his Twitter account, thanking fans for their "infinite love." As expected, the announcement sent his fans into a frenzy, with #Pathaan and #ShahRukhKhan trending heavily on the top spot. Several moviegoers also thanked YRF for "Special day with special poster," while others termed him "the only savior of Bollywood." We are counting the days till January 25!
YRF's romantic blockbusters launched SRK into superstardom, cementing him as the "Romance King of Bollywood." Their association kickstarted with the 1993 psychological thriller Darr, which remains one of his best gray characters to this day. Khan later appeared in several superhits such as Veer-Zaara, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, and the 1995 evergreen true-blue Hindi romance Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.