Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham in 'Pathaan'
Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in 'Pathaan'. Image Credit: Yash Raj Films

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s blockbuster ‘Pathaan’ will now become the first Hindi film to release in Bangladesh post 1971. It is set to release on May 12 in Bangladesh.

Nelson D’Souza, vice president of international distribution at Yash Raj Films, the production house behind ‘Pathaan’, said, “Cinema has always been a unifying force between nations, races and cultures. It transcends borders, galvanises people and plays a significant hand in bringing people together.”

“We’re incredibly thrilled that ‘Pathaan’, which has done historic business worldwide, will now get a chance to entertain audiences in Bangladesh.”

“‘Pathaan’ becomes the first Hindi film to release in Bangladesh post 1971 and we are thankful to the authorities for their decision. We have learnt over the years that Shah Rukh Khan has tremendous fan following in Bangladesh and we feel ‘Pathaan’, our latest offering from YRF’s Spy Universe, is the perfect first film of SRK & Hindi cinema to release in the country and represent Indian culture and cinema in its full glory.”

‘Pathaan’ is also the highest grossing film from Yash Raj Film’s "Spy Universe" — which also includes blockbusters like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and ‘War’.