Vasan Bala, who watched Pathan in theaters on Wednesday, said the scene between Salman Khan and Salman Khan Shahrukh Khan As one of cinema hall’s greatest meta moments in film. The director was taken back to the 1995 film Karan Arjun directed. Rakesh RoshanIn which the two actors were shown as brothers. Coincidentally, Rakesh also happened to watch the film in the same theater as Vasan. (Also read: Pathan Box Office First Day Collection: Shah Rukh Khan’s Biggest Bollywood Opener Ever, Cumulative ₹53 crores)
Taking to Instagram, the excited filmmaker posted a picture that read, “SK says ‘Bhaag Pathan Bhaag’ and it happens when Rakesh Roshan is in the cinema hall! C’mon!” His caption read, “One of the biggest cinema hall meta moments for me. Ever!” In Karan Arjuna Salman Khan And Shah Rukh plays brothers who try to avenge their father’s death, but are killed. Years later, they are reincarnated and reunited. It is the ‘Bhaag Arjun Bhaag’ dialogue that reunites them in their lives.
Wasan’s Mard No Pain actor Abhimanyu Dasani wrote, “feels like it” on his post, while actor Harsh Vardhan Kapoor shared a clapping emoji. One Instagram user commented, “(laughing face with tears emoji) You live in a real life cinema.” Another agreed with the filmmaker, “Yeah yeah. That scene was a total Karan Arjun vibe.” Still another shared, “Wow, you really are the king and lover of meta movie references (clapping emojis).”
The filmmaker, who assisted director Anurag Kashyap on Dev D (2009) and Bombay Velvet (2015), made his directorial debut with the quirky comedy Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota starring Abhimanyu, Radhika Madan, and Gulshan. Divya is involved. Her last film was the critically acclaimed Netflix feature Monica O’My Darling starring Rajkumar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte and Sikandar Kher.
Pathan, which also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, opens in theaters nationwide on January 25. The film is produced by Siddharth Anand. ₹57 crores on the opening day and its strong word of mouth indicates that the action film will continue to do well at the box office at the end of the five days of this extended holiday for Republic Day.