Kajol asks Shahrukh Khan ‘how much did ‘Pathaan’ really make’, gets trolled

'Pathan' Day 41 Box Office Collection: 'Pathaan' Grosses Rs 1035 Cr Worldwide

One of the most anticipated movies of 2022, ‘Pathaan’, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, hit the theatres on January 26. The action thriller, directed by Siddharth Anand, has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike and has set the box office on fire.

However, not everyone is happy with the success of ‘Pathaan’. Recently, Kajol, who is a close friend and former co-star of Shah Rukh Khan, asked him a question that sparked a controversy on social media.

Kajol, who was attending a promotional event for her upcoming web series, was asked by a reporter about her opinion on ‘Pathaan’. She replied, “I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m sure it’s a great film. Shah Rukh is a brilliant actor and I wish him all the best.”

What did Kajol ask SRK?

However, things took an unexpected turn when Kajol called Shah Rukh Khan on speakerphone in front of the media and asked him, “Hey, how are you? How much did ‘Pathaan’ really make?”

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The question left everyone stunned, as it seemed to imply that Kajol doubted the official figures of ‘Pathaan’ collections. Shah Rukh Khan, who was caught off guard, tried to laugh it off and said, “What kind of question is that? You know I don’t talk about numbers. It’s doing well; that’s all I can say.”

Kajol then said, “Come on, you can tell me. I’m your friend. Is it more than 300 crores?” Shah Rukh Khan replied, “I don’t know, maybe. Why does it matter? You should watch the film and tell me know how you liked it.” Kajol then said, “Okay, okay. I’ll watch it soon. Bye.”

How did the netizens react?

The conversation between Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan was recorded by the reporters and soon went viral on social media. Many netizens slammed Kajol for being insensitive and rude to Shah Rukh Khan and accused her of being jealous of his success. Some also speculated that Kajol was trying to create a controversy to promote her own web series.

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However, some fans defended Kajol and said that she was just joking with Shah Rukh Khan and that they share a friendly bond. They also pointed out that Kajol had praised Shah Rukh Khan in her previous interviews and that she had no reason to be insecure of him.

What is the truth behind Kajol’s question?

According to sources close to Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan, there is no bad blood between them and they are still good friends. They said that Kajol’s question was meant to be a light-hearted joke and that she did not intend to offend or embarrass Shah Rukh Khan. They also said that Shah Rukh Khan understood Kajol’s sense of humor and did not take her question seriously.

They added that Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan have always supported each other’s careers and have worked together in many hit films like ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘My Name Is Khan’ and ‘Dilwale’. They said that they are looking forward to working together again in the future.