According to IMDb, Shah Rukh Khan's film, Pathaan, is the most anticipated movie of this year.
So before we go ahead, here's the long awaited trailer (which you've probably already seen):
Shah Rukh Khan fans have been waiting with bated breath for his film, Pathaan. The superstar is making his full-fledged comeback to the movies with the Siddharth Anand directorial. Ahead of the trailer release, IMDb has named Pathaan as the most anticipated movie of 2023. Apart from Pathaan, SRK's films, Dunki and Jawan, are also some of the anticipated releases of this year, according to a list issued by IMDb.
Rightfully regarded as the ‘King Khan’ of the Bollywood industry, SRK is truly a one-of-a-kind megastar who’s considered the epitome of success, dedication, hard work, and sheer talent. However, some of his recent movies haven’t performed well at the box office where Shah Rukh Khan failed miserably to win the hearts of the audience.
With no commercial successes under his name in the last few years, Shah Rukh Khan is all set to make the biggest comeback of his life with Pathaan, scheduled to hit the theatres on 25th January 2023. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan is going to be the part of YRF spy universe featuring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.
South cinema's two superstars, Thalapathy Vijay and Ram Charan, launched the Tamil and Telugu language trailers of Pathaan.
"Wishing @iamsrk sir and the team all the best for #Pathaan" tweeted Vijay. Ram Charan posted on Twitter, "Wishing the whole team of #Pathaan all the very best! @iamsrk Sir looking fwd to seeing you in action sequences like never before! #PathaanTrailer"
Shah Rukh's last release was 2018's Zero, which had a dismal run at the box office and five years later, the actor aims to get back in the groove of giving hits. However, it is not going to be a smooth ride for the superstar as the film has already courted controversy with its first song Besharam Rang. A sequence in the song showing Deepika in a saffron bikini led to protests across India for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.
The film will be released on January 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Shah Rukh's close friend and contemporary Salman Khan will be making an appearance in Pathaan, reprising his role from Tiger movies. There are reports that YRF is aiming to unite its characters from these films and build a larger spy universe that will also see Shah Rukh's Pathaan'spy a cameo in Salman's Tiger 3, also scheduled to release later this year.