Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan to release in Bangladesh on May 12
New Delhi : Great news for Shah Rukh Khan fans residing in Bangladesh! If you've been eagerly waiting to watch his latest movie on the big screen, your wish is about to come true. Following its remarkable success in India, Pathaan is now set to release in Bangladesh.
According to Variety, a consortium of 19 Bangladesh film associations made an important decision in February of this year. They have agreed to allow Hindi-language films to be screened in the country, with a quota of 10 films per year. Among these films, Pathaan has secured a spot and is scheduled to hit the theaters in Bangladesh on May 12.
The release of Pathaan in Bangladesh is a historic moment that is sure to leave a lasting impact. Since the country's independence in 1972, films produced by Bollywood have been banned from cinemas in Bangladesh in order to protect the local movie industry.
However, in 2009, this decision was slightly relaxed when Salman Khan's film Wanted was allowed to screen in the region. The release faced protests led by a local film industry organization, resulting in the film being pulled from the 50 cinemas where it was being shown after just one week, as reported by Variety.
During a Twitter Ask Me Anything session in February 2023, a Bangladeshi fan asked SRK about the release of Pathaan in Bangladesh. SRK responded, saying, "I have been told #Pathaan will release there soon."
Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan features Deepika Padukone and John Abraham alongside Shah Rukh Khan in lead roles. It has earned the distinction of being the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time.
Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming love received by Pathaan, SRK tweeted, "ITS NOT THE BUSINESS... IT'S STRICTLY PERSONAL." He further added, "Making people smile and entertaining them is our business, and if we don't take it personally... it will never fly. Thanks to all who gave Pathaan love and to all who worked on the film and proved that hard work and belief are still alive. Jai Hind."