Shah Rukh Khan makes his full- fledged comeback to filmland with Pathaan. Find out how important SRK charged for the Siddharth Anand directorial. Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan is hitting theatres on January 25.
It’s the actor’s first release after a long gap of nearly five times. SRK’s last release was the 2018 film, Zero, directed by Aanand L Rai. A lot is riding on Pathaan, not just at the box office, but it’s also Yash Raj films’ first big release of 2023. Pathaan stars John Abraham and Deepika Padukone along with Shah Rukh. John is the bad joe in the film. Pathaan is directed by Siddharth Anand, who before delivered a huge megahit with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s War.
Pathaan has also been made on a big budget. Sources reveal that the underpinning of the film is around Rs 250 crore. So how important did Shah Rukh Khan charge for the film? A trade Experiential.
Today in that the actor charged nearly between Rs 35- 40 crore for the film. Shocked? Well, SRK’s recreation freights are on the lower end simply because he has a profit- sharing deal on the film. A lot of actors like Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and indeed Salman Khan work on this model where they charge a low signing figure and conclude for a major clump of the film’s profit.
With the film likely to open anywhere between Rs 35- 40 crore, as per trade experts, the buzz about Pathaan’s advance booking is super high. However, also the film has a chance of beating SRK’s film Happy New Year’s Day 1 opening box- office collection( Rs 36 cr) and getting his each- time biggest megahit, If word of mouth is to be believed.