Siddharth Anand, the film’s director, discussed Shah Rukh Khan’s character in Pathaan not having a religion and said there is a removed scene concerning the character’s past that might be featured in the digital release. Pathaan is a high-budget action movie starring SRK that was launched in February to a roaring reception and has since become the largest Hindi movie in India. Globally, Pathaan has made over Rs 1000 crore.
Pathaan explains his background after Deepika Padukone’s character questions him directly in one scene if he’s a Muslim. He claims that after helping to save kids in an Afghan village, he was left in a movie theatre and given the name Pathaan. He informs her that he always goes to the village.
Siddharth Anand on ‘why Pathaan has no religion’.
Siddharth was questioned on Shah Rukh’s lack of religious affiliation in the movie and his resemblance to “Amar, Akbar, and Anthony” in some ways. According to Siddharth, it all comes down to the similar worldviews that he, Aditya Chopra, and writers Abbas Tyerewala and Shridhar Raghavan share.
For Pathaan, his nation is everything, according to Siddharth. “The 4 of us share the same worldview, and we all grew up watching and believing in the same movies, he continued. We agree on that. the reality that he has no identity and was discovered at a theatre with the name Navrang. Although it was cut, you might still can see that in the OTT version. None of us dismisses it or declares it to be cheesy.”
Shah Rukh made his triumphant return to starring roles in Pathaan, which also starred John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, and Ashutosh Rana, after an absence of more than four years. At the one and only press conference for the movie, Shah Rukh thanked the public for supporting it and compared Deepika, John, and himself to Amar, Akbar, and Anthony.