Director Siddharth Anand says the idea behind secretly dropping the teaser of Pathaan was to celebrate Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday with his countless fans across the globe. Pathaan is part of Aditya Chopra’s spy universe and has Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in the leads.
Siddharth says, “The craze for a glimpse of Pathaan has been unprecedented. After a long long time, there’s insane buzz for a film that is genuine and organic. And it’s all due to the super stardom of this one man – Shah Rukh Khan. His fans, and we are talking of millions of them, have been clamouring for just a peek of him and his film. And thus, there could be no better day to put out the teaser of Pathaan than SRK’s birthday!”
The director adds, “He, truly, has been ruling the hearts and minds of audiences for decades and Pathaan marks his return to the big screen after a gap of four long years. So, while we decided to surprise them all on his birthday, the pressure to deliver was immense.”
“For us, Pathaan is not just a film, it is an emotion as we are aiming to make the biggest action spectacle with one of the all-time biggest on-screen icons that Indian cinema has ever seen. The teaser is just the beginning to deliver on that promise on the big screen on Jan 25, 2023!” he adds further.
To watch Pathaan teaser, click here.