‘Pathaan’ banked on the Republic Day holiday and it has paid off positively with the cash registers ringing loud at the box office. The film has added Rs 70 crore nett to its total on second day, in the Hindi language. The grown of ‘Pathaan’ has been historic and the craze for the film is resulting in huge footfalls in theatres. Two day total business of ‘Pathaan’ now stands at Rs 125 crore nett, reports boxofficeindia. The film has matched up to the score of the dubbed versions of ‘KGF 2’ and ‘Bahubali – The Conclusion’ in two days. In South, ‘Pathaan’ earned Rs 1.22 crore nett from the Kerala circuit while Nizam / Andhra and Mysore markets have also contributed positively to the total.
Ahead of its release, ‘Pathaan’ had landed in massive controversy over its song ‘Besharam Rang’, with several protesting against Deepika’s saffron bikini. Praising the actress for her swift dance moves in the song, SRK had said, “You need someone of the stature of Deepika to be able to pull off a song sequence like Besharam Rang and then you know, to be able to do action, where she takes a guy and pulls him right over herself and beats him, she’s tough enough to do that too. That kind of a combination could have only been achieved with someone like Deepika. It’s quite a layered character for an action film heroine so to say.”
Directed by Siddharth Anand, ‘Pathaan’ features John Abraham as the antagonist, with Deepika and SRK teaming up as spy agents. Salman Khan’s cameo in the film as Tiger is also being lauded massively by fans.