Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback film ‘Pathaan’, which also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, has proved to be a blockbuster success. And fellow actor Shahid Kapoor has said that the film has instilled a sense of confidence in the film industry, which was suffering from poor business amid boycott calls.
Nonetheless, the Sidharth Anand directorial, which released in cinemas on January 25, has broken numerous box office records. It is not only the biggest Hindi movie of the post-pandemic era, but also the biggest movie of Shah Rukh’s career. In fact, during the pandemic, even Shahid’s film ‘Jersey’ tanked at the box office along with a list of several big-ticket movies.
In an interview with Connect FM Canada, Shahid talked about Pathaan’s success, and said, “Pathaan ki agli party kab aur kahan hogi? Hum besabri se intezaar kar rahe hain (When’s the next success party for Pathaan. We’re waiting).”
Asked what the film’s success means for Bollywood, Shahid added, “Money. And hopefully some confidence in oneself. I think everybody is losing confidence in themselves only. We should be confident. I think Pathaan is a result of a lot of confidence. A lot of effort, of course, and a lot of work. But they really backed themselves, right? And that’s what works.”
Shahid is currently awaiting his big streaming debut, the comic-thriller series ‘Farzi’, which co-stars Vijay Sethupathi. Created by Raj and DK, the series lands on Prime Video on February 10.