SRK-starrer ‘Pathaan’ becomes first Hindi film to release in Bangladesh post 1971
Bollywood superstar SRK-starrer ‘Pathaan’ will now become the first Hindi film to release in Bangladesh post 1971. It is set to release on May 12 in Bangladesh.
Shah Rukh Khan (born 2 November 1965), also known by the initialism SRK, is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi films. Referred to in the media as the “Baadshah of Bollywood” and “King Khan”, he has appeared in more than 90 films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. He has been awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India, as well as the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Legion of Honour by the Government of France. Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide.
Nelson D’Souza, Vice President, International Distribution, said, “Cinema has always been a unifying force between nations, races and cultures. It transcends borders, galvanises people and plays a significant hand in bringing people together.”
“We are incredibly thrilled that SRK-starrer ‘Pathaan’, which has done historic business worldwide. Will now get a chance to entertain audiences in Bangladesh!”
He adds, “Pathaan becomes the first Hindi film to release in Bangladesh post 1971. And we are thankful to the authorities for their decision. We have learnt over the years that Shah Rukh Khan has tremendous fan following in Bangladesh and we feel Pathaan. Our latest offering from YRF’s Spy Universe, is the perfect first film of SRK & Hindi cinema to release in the country. And represent Indian culture and cinema in its full glory.”
‘Pathaan’ is also the highest grossing film of the fabled YRF’s Spy Universe. That also includes blockbusters like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and ‘War’.