It was officially for “Pathan Day” Shahrukh Khan Fans of the film industry as colleagues, directors and actors took to social media to celebrate the grand opening of the film’s release on Wednesday. “Pathan”, which has opened to positive reviews on day one with hilarious fans’ videos of their favorite star dancing, whistling to the song, circulating the internet, has sent the hit-hungry Hindi film industry into a celebratory mood.
Amidst calls for boycott and controversy over the color of its star Deepika Padukone In the song “Besharam Rang” from the film, the initial reactions from the audience and critics have given the film fraternity much to cheer. Actor Raveena Tandon said she was “blown away” by the film. “#Pathan OMG! Fly! Absolutely fabulous! @iamsrk @deepikapadukone #johnabraham. Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for giving the industry a reason to celebrate again! @yrf #sidharthanand (sic),” tweeted the actor.
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Director Rahul Dholakia, who directed Shah Rukh in “Raees” six years ago and has been vocal against the protests against the film, said watching the film’s houseful show was an incredible experience. “Six years ago we released #Raees – today was the first day of #Pathan. It’s an incredible experience to watch it at a full house show on a huge IMAX screen with die-hard fans of @iamsrk @deepikapadukone @TheJohnAbraham @BeingSalmanKhan !! Madness (sic)!!!” tweeted the filmmaker.
Director Anurag Kashyap also watched the film on the first day and thoroughly enjoyed the action packed spy drama. “Shah Rukh Khan has never looked so handsome before. I came to see him and I am satisfied. And what an amazing action. I don’t think he has done anything like this before,” he told reporters outside a cinema hall in Mumbai. ” ,
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Filmmakers Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK also raised their enthusiasm for the film on social media. Raj and DK tweeted, “Always been huge fans of King Khan, but this is so special after his long hiatus. Go #Pathan Go! May you win more hearts and break more records.”
Composer Vishal Dadlani, who composed the music of “Pathan” along with Shekhar Ravjiani, termed the release day of “Pathan” as a ‘festival’. “Today is your birthday. #Pathaan #JaiHind No spoiler, no image, no video please. Please support the fight against piracy and report any account posting such posts,” he wrote on Twitter, amid reports of the film getting leaked on piracy sites.
Alia Bhatt She said that she has never been so excited for a film. “Go Pathan,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories.
Director-choreographer Farah Khan took to her Instagram stories and shared a picture of the “Pathan” poster spotted in the city.
“Blockbuster! Pathan is here,” wrote the filmmaker, who has worked with Shah Rukh in films such as “Main Hoon Na”, “Om Shanti Om” and “Happy New Year”.
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan also called him “Hey Ram!” co-star on the success of the film. “Hearing good news about Pathan. Saket congratulates Pathan. Way to go bro @iamsrk (sic)” Haasan wrote on Twitter.
Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu shared the poster of the film on her Instagram stories, writing, “It’s Pathan Diwas”. so starring John abraham“Pathan” also released in Tamil and Telugu.