Crazy! Who had expected this? There is pandemonium. Whistles and claps are a thing of the past. Auditoriums have turned into stadiums. ‘Pathaan’ has hit the ground running- and how!
This Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone-John Abraham starrer needs to be talked about and we at ETimes wasted no time in connecting with experts from the trade. Taran Adarsh (trade analyst), Akshaye Rathi and Ruban Mathivanan (exhibitors) and Abhimanyu Bansal (distributor) joined yours truly for a conversation this afternoon. We bring you the entire interaction in the video below, UNFILTERED.
While Akshaye said that his conservative estimate is Rs 35 crore or thereabouts, Adarsh, Bansal and Ruban were certain that it’s going above 40 cr on Day 1.
Adarsh & Co even list down some of the moments from the film that are unforgettable- the entry scene of SRK, the SRK-Deepika Vs Abraham chase and the scene where Salman Khan joins Shah Rukh being just three of the many.
The four of them underline the reasons why ‘Pathaan’ is storming ahead despite the ‘Besharam Rang’ controversy that erupted sometime ago.
So what does this signify for Bollywood? “Bollywood is not finished” they eschewed a similar sentiment.
Click on the above video if you still haven’t.