Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s blockbuster spy thriller Pathaan will be released on 3000 plus screens across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
The film, which hit Indian theatres on January 25, is directed by Siddharth Anand and also stars John Abraham and Deepika Padukone. It has earned over £100 million at the global box office.
CIS countries include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Pathaan, a mega comeback vehicle for Shah Rukh after his absence from leading man roles for more than four years, is an important step in YRF’s spy franchise where characters from different films will cross paths at some point.
The film follows the titular spy (Shah Rukh) who comes out of exile to stop terrorist group Outfit X from launching a debilitating attack on India.
It is the fourth film in producer Aditya Chopra’s spy universe, following Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai, and War, featuring Hrithik Roshan.