“Don’t Jump Too Much with Pathaan, Unknown guys like Yash and Rishab did it easily”: RGV

Ram Gopal Varma gives his opinion on the box-office success of Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan. Compares the film with Yash starrer KGF: Chapter 2.

RGV’s take on Pathaan’s success

Ram Gopal Varma has responded to the success of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan and said that it’s not a big deal for SRK to pull such huge numbers. Siddharth Anand’s directorial has broken multiple records, and it grossed the Rs 500 crore mark on Sunday.


However, when RGV was asked to share his views about the success of Pathaan, he said while speaking to Connect Dil Se, “See if an unknown guy called Yash can do Rs 500 crores business (with KGF Chapter 2), (then) Shah Rukh Khan doing 500-crore business is not a big deal.”

RGV also said that in this day and age, stardom is different from before. In the context of the success of Pathaan, Ram Gopal Varma further said, “Shah Rukh is a much bigger name than Yash. But if Yash can also do that business. If Kantara can become a big hit, or a Pushpa- where nobody in Hindi knows (Allu) Arjun. So, I doubt the stardom will be the same as before.” He supported his views by highlighting that in 2022, the biggest of stars failed to give success at the box office.

Earlier Tweets

The filmmaker earlier tweeted about the success of SRK, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham-starrer. Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, RGV tweeted, “Theatre collections will never be great again in times of OTT. SRK is a fading star. Bollywood can never make a COMMERCIAL BLOCKBUSTER like the south masala directors. It will take years to break the day 1 collections of KGF 2. ALL above MYTHS broken by PATHAN.”


Sharing his opinion on Pathaan’s SRK-Salman action scene, he said that he was not impressed with it. “That kind of synchronized fighting, two stars getting up at the same time, and hitting one punch at a time, that style doesn’t impress me.” Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham’s Pathaan released in cinemas on January 25,