‘Jawan’ Gives Shah Rukh Khan His 2nd Bollywood Blockbuster of 2023 | Analysis

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The SRK-starring actioner is an unusual blend of progressive politics and multi-industry cooperation for the sake of Indian cinema

Shah Rukh Khan in 'Jawan'
Shah Rukh Khan in 'Jawan'

India pulled another big win at the global box office. Shah Rukh Khan’s action-filled political melodrama “Jawan” has zoomed past $113 million worldwide in just over two weeks. With $112 million thus far, it now seems sure to pass the $130 million total of SKR’s “Pathan” to become the highest Bollywood earner ever. It may end up as the fourth-biggest Indian earner worldwide, behind only “RRR,” “KGF 2” and “Baahubali: The Conclusion.” 

That makes two-for-two for Shah Rukh Khan, with a third film, “Dunki,” from “3 Idiots” director Raju Hirani arriving in December. SRK might release three movies in one year that end up becoming the first, second and third-biggest Bollywood films ever.