The spy thriller Pathaan and its ensemble, which includes Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, have received praise from director Karan Johar. On Wednesday, he posted a lengthy message to Instagram where he also paid tribute to the movie’s producer Aditya Chopra and director Siddharth Anand, who he called “invisible.” Salman Khan’s participation in the movie was hinted by Karan Johar, who labelled Pathaan the “greatest blockbuster.” Shah Rukh’s return to the big screen after more than four years was another topic Karan covered in his message.
Sharing the film’s poster, Karan wrote, “I don’t remember when I last had such a fun time at the movies!!!! This one’s just the biggest blockbuster!!! Mega is the word!!! The charm, charisma, superstardom, desirability, and sheer brilliance of @iamsrk … the hottest, beautiful, and sensationally gorgeous agent you will ever find @deepikapadukone the sexiest and most desirable villain @thejohnabraham !!!”
He also added, “Brilliantly directed and conceptualised by SID ANAND! He knows how to mount a film like very few can…. I am so so so proud of my BFF the invisible ADITYA CHOPRA!!! You may never see him! But his vision and brilliance is insurmountable! And as for the KING! He went nowhere he just waited for the right time to RULE! Love you bhai @iamsrk !!!”
Karan concluded his note, “Love you Adi! And love you BOLLYWOOD! You may have been slandered and “boycotted” but no one can deny that when you come into your own no one can stand in your way! PATHAAN MUBARAK to alll!!!! (No spoiler but the Best sequence of the film is with BHAI and BHAIJAAN) I stood up and clapped !!!!!”
Several other celebrities praised the film. Kamal Haasantweeted, “Hearing great reports about Pathan. Saket congratulates Pathan. Way to go brother @iamsrk (sic).” Sujoy Ghosh said, “I haven’t seen Pathaan (yet) … but I’m seeing the love it’s spreading. unFprecedented love! So proud of Sid.”
Konkona Sensharma reacted to Shah Rukh’s tweet on Wednesday. He had written, “#Pathaan is finally here… miltehai bade parde par! Celebrate #Pathaan with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.” Sharing it, she tweeted, “SRK day is here!! (red heart emojis).”
The Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu versions of Pathaan, a film from Aditya Chopra’s spy series, were launched in theatres on Wednesday. Shah Rukh, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, and Ashutosh Rana all appear in the movie. Following the 2018 release of Zero, Shah Rukh’s comeback movie is called Pathaan.
On the other side, Karan will be making his directorial comeback with his next movie Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, which would be his first in seven years. On April 28 of this year, it is scheduled to open in theatres. Starring in the movie are Dharmendra, Alia Bhatt, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, and Ranveer Singh.