The international success of Shah Rukh Khan‘s Pathaan has caught the discover of worldwide critics as nicely. The Hindi motion movie has damaged box-office information worldwide and domestically. American journalist and critic, Scott Mendelson, referred to Shah Rukh as India’s Tom Cruise in an article, angering his followers who requested him to amend his piece. The Top Gun: Maverick star started to pattern after Shah Rukh’s followers spoke out on Twitter. (Also learn: Shah Rukh Khan replies to Paulo Coelho’s ‘king, legend’ tweet: ‘You are always too kind my friend’)
The US journalist shared his article titled ‘India’s Tom Cruise Shah Rukh Khan May Have Just Saved Bollywood With His Blockbuster ‘Pathaan” which was revealed for the web site The Wrap. His piece checked out how Shah Rukh’s comeback movie was reviving the Hindi movie trade after a lean interval. The actor is returning to the massive display after 4 years.
Replying to Scott’s tweet, his followers requested him to not examine Shah Rukh with the American star. One fan said, “SRK is SRK ! He isn’t Indian Tom Cruise but rather a national treasure, he is a man beyond his films.” Another flipped his assertion and shared, “You made an emotional mistake in your statement. Shah Rukh Khan is Emotion. He is the greatest among the Best, the best among the greatest. Period!! Though I like Tom, I would not mind at all if you address him as American’s Shah Rukh Khan.”
Many others identified the disrespect handed out to Shah Rukh within the comparability. One Twitter consumer wrote, “Correct the headline of your newsletter. Shah Rukh Khan is Shah Rukh Khan, no one ever will be able to come even closer to him. No one is comparable with him.” Another fan defined, “I know you’re just trying to provide context but as a white American who hadn’t seen a single Bollywood movie until 2019, Shah Rukh is so much more than Tom Cruise. There is no Hollywood equivalent.”
Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Malhotra, launched on January 25. Also starring Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana, the movie featured Shah Rukh as an Indian spy making an attempt to guard a former rogue agent from spreading terror around the globe. The Hindi movie has collected round ₹700 crore on the worldwide field workplace since its release.