The King is back

Shah Rukh Khan has made Bollywood history with his film ‘Jawan’ making around INR 75 crores on the opening day, the highest amount earned by any Hindi film. Box office pundits compared the opening with the actor’s previous film ‘Pathaan’ which made INR 55 crores on its first day.

Directed by Atlee, ‘Jawan’ also stars Deepika Padukone, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi. The movie centers around a jailer Azaad (played by SRK) who guards the women’s prison in Mumbai, then gathers an army to hijack the Mumbai Metro in order to demand negotiations from the government.

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Since the movie’s release on Thursday, celebrations have broken out across India as hardcore fans of the superstar have flocked to theatres to watch ‘Jawan’. Viral clips on social media show fans dancing in theatres with the hashtag #JawanDay.