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Pathaan Director Siddharth Anand Finally Breaks Silence on ‘Boycott Calls’ Amid Film’s Massive Success

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Pathaan director Siddharth Anand addresses the ‘boycott calls’ days after Pathaan’s launch and the large Box Office success.

Pathaan Director Siddharth Anand Finally Breaks Silence on ‘Boycott Calls’ Amid Film’s Massive Success

Siddharth Anand on Pathaan controversy: Pathaan is doing fabulous enterprise at Box Office however issues didn’t at all times appear so thrilling for the movie. Just a number of weeks earlier than the movie’s launch, a number of protests had been carried out and boycott calls had been made to problem the graceful launch of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer. Director Siddharth Anand now spoke about the identical.

Anand, who’s basking within the success of the movie, spoke to Variety and talked about how the viewers at all times is aware of higher than a number of trolls and Pathaan has proved the identical. The director, who additionally helmed ‘War’ as a part of the YRF spy universe, mentioned, “We’ve had lots of films with big stars that have come out post-pandemic and unfortunately, some of them haven’t worked. But the film has spoken and the film’s intentions have spoken.”


He added that Pathaan is a ‘patriotic film’ and solely goals to encourage and entertain. The director addressed the boycott threats in opposition to the movie for the primary time and mentioned, “And the fact that it had nothing offensive, it’s such a patriotic film that it does inspire you. That’s reached the audience – the audience is too smart to get fooled by fake boycott calls.”

Earlier, whereas speaking to the media at a press convention in Mumbai after the success of Pathaan, Shah Rukh Khan spoke on the ‘negative campaigning’ in opposition to the movie. He didn’t straight tackle the trolls and the boycott calls however talked about that they solely wish to entertain the plenty and would by no means damage any non secular sentiments. SRK mentioned, “Sabka maksad ek hi hota hai (Everyone has one motive). We should spread happiness, brotherhood, love, and kindness, even when I’m playing a bad guy like [in] Darr. Even if I’m playing a Baazigar, even if John is being bad in a film. None of us are bad. We are all playing characters to make you happy. If we say things in the film, none of them are meant to hurt any sentiment or anybody. It is just entertainment.”


He additionally jokingly referred to the ’70s basic ‘Amar Akbar Anthony‘ to present a message of secularism, a press release that has now gone viral on the web. The famous person mentioned, “We love each other, we joke with each other. We have fun with each other. Fun, and entertainment should be left at that. Don’t take it more seriously. We all are one. All of us are loving each other and trying to make that love spread just to tell you in a very simple manner… this is Deepika Padukone, yeh Amar hain. Main Shah Rukh Khan hoon, main Akbar hoon. Yeh John hain, yeh Anthony hain. And this is what makes cinema.”

Meanwhile, Pathaan is on its approach to turning into the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all time by beating the lifetime assortment of Aamir Khan’s Dangal on the Box Office quickly. Watch this house for all the newest updates on Pathaan!

Published Date: February 1, 2023 3:39 PM IST