Karan Johar – like many other Indian film buffs – can’t stop raving about Pathan. The Shah Rukh Khan-titled spy thriller has taken the nation by storm and is running to packed houses. The film broke box office records after Bollywood saw a post-Covid lull in theatres. On its third day of release, the movie became the fastest Hindi film to breach the ₹300-crore mark. Needless to say, Karan Johar can’t stop praising Pathan. In a new Instagram story, the filmmaker said, “Nothing is more important than a great film! Mega blockbuster success proves that over hype, fear of trolling, threats of boycotts. Almost all the myths that we as an industry propagate or believe when like . Pathan Needless when a movie kills it. Old school conviction and a kick-ass trailer is what we all need!”
Karan Johar also mentioned producer Aditya Chopra, director Siddharth Anand, John Abraham. Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan, who make a cameo appearance.
“So thrilled for you Adi, Sid, Bhai, Bhaijaan, John, DP. Rooting for you till we reach that magic number,” he added.
After the release of the film, Karan shared a long note celebrating Johar Pathan. He wrote: “I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun at the movies!!!! This is simply the biggest blockbuster!!! MEGA WORDS!!! Charm, charisma, superstardom, desire and sheer brilliance of @iamsrk… the most The hottest, beautiful and sensationally gorgeous agent you’ll find @DeepikaPadukone the sexiest and most desirable villain @thejohnabraham!!! directed and conceptualized by SID ANAND!
He knows how to mount very few films…”
Karan Johar added, “I’m so proud of my BFF Invisible Aditya Chopra!!! You’ll never see him! But his vision and brilliance is irresistible! And for the king! He’s not gone where he waited for the right time to rule! Love you Bro @iamsrk!!! Love you Aadi! And love you Bollywood! You may have been slandered and “boycotted” but no one can deny that. When you come into your own, no one can stand in your way Send everyone Mubarak!! !!”
Towards the end, Karan Johar also mentioned Salman Khan’s cameo in the film. He wrote, “(no spoilers but the best sequence of the movie with bhai and bhaijan) I stood up and clapped!!!!!”