Shah Rukh Khan “Deepika Ki Hi Nahi Pathaan Mere Career Ki Sabse Badi Film Hai”
No one says it better than King Khan. The actor known for his quick wit and intelligence, silenced naysayers and critics at the ‘Pathaan’ press conference in Mumbai,
As the films breaks box office records with over 600 crores within six days of its release. The actor compared his co stars and himself to filmmaker Manmohan Desai’s iconic characters ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’. He said,” 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”. The statement becoming a national headline, as the actor celebrated the diversity in Indian cinema.
Prior to its release with boycott Bollywood trending and the controversy around the song ‘Besharam Rang’ the actor said ‘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.”
When a journalist asked Deepika Padukone if ‘Pathaan’ was her career’s biggest film ever, Shahrukh Khan promptly responded, “it’s my career’s biggest film too”.