‘Pathaan’ made big money over the Republic Day holiday and it paid off positively with cash registers blaring at the box office. The film added Rs 70 crore net to its total on the second day, in Hindi. The development of ‘Pathaan’ is already historic and the craze for the film is leading to huge viewership in theaters. ‘Pathaan’ two-day total sales now stand at Rs 125 crore nett, as reported by boxofficeindia. The drama matched the scores of the dubbed versions of ‘KGF 2’ and ‘Bahubali – Conclusion’ in two days. In the South, ‘Pathaan’ earned Rs 1.22 crore nett from the Kerala circuit while the Nizam/Andhra and Mysore markets also contributed positively to the total.
Prior to its release, “Pathaan” caused major controversy over the song “Besharam Rang”, with some protesting Deepika’s saffron bikini. Praising the actress for her nimble dance moves in the song, SRK stated, “You need someone of Deepika’s stature to be able to do a string of songs like Besharam Rang and then you know what. , to be able to perform action sequences. she takes a guy and pulls him over her and hits him, she’s tough enough to do that too. That kind of union can only be achieved with someone like Deepika. It can be said that it is a character with many layers for an action movie heroine.”
Directed by Siddharth Anand, ‘Pathaan’ stars John Abraham as the villain, with Deepika and SRK teaming up as spies. Salman Khan’s cameo role in the movie is Tiger was also praised by many fans.