Shah Rukh Khan's thrilling movies, 'Jawan' and 'Pathaan' are in the spotlight as they receive multiple nominations for the second Annual Stunt Awards by Vulture. These action-packed films are set to compete with other renowned action movies like 'John Wick 4' and 'Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One' at the event scheduled for 2023.
YRF's 'Pathaan' Nominated Alongside Hollywood Giants
Yash Raj Films' blockbuster 'Pathaan' directed by Siddharth Anand, has been making waves since its release a year ago. This historic film has not only set cash registers ringing but has also become the highest-grossing Hindi film globally in the history of Hindi cinema. Nominated alongside Hollywood biggies like 'Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part-1' and 'John Wick 4', 'Pathaan' is recognized for its outstanding stunt work.
The film's iconic climax sequence, featuring a thrilling jet-pack fight between SRK and John Abraham, has earned a nomination in the Best Aerial Stunt category. Moreover, 'Pathaan' is also in the running for the Best Overall Action Film award, competing alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Tom Cruise's "Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part-1," Keanu Reeves' "John Wick 4," and Vin Diesel's "Fast X."
Pathaan's Historic Success and Prestigious Nominations
Released in January 2023, 'Pathaan' has earned its place among the highest-grossing films of YRF's Spy Universe, boasting a 100 percent hit record. The film's iconic climax sequence, featuring a jet-pack fight between Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham, has secured a nomination under the Best Aerial Stunt category. Additionally, 'Pathaan' is in the running for the Best Overall Action Film award, competing with Hollywood heavyweights.
Jawan Joins the Nomination Race
Joining 'Pathaan' in the nominations is 'Jawan' also recognized in the Best Overall Action Film category. 'Jawan' has earned additional nominations for Best Stunt in an Action Film and Best Vehicular Stunt, specifically for its thrilling 'highway chase' sequence.
List of Nominations
The Stunt Awards nominations include impressive contenders in various categories, such as Best Stunt in an Action Film, Best Vehicular Stunt, Best Aerial Stunt, and Best Overall Action Film. Notable films like "John Wick: Chapter 4," "Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One," and "Extraction 2" are among the contenders.
Remarkable Comeback for Shah Rukh Khan
After a few years of less successful films, Shah Rukh Khan made a remarkable comeback in 2023 with "Pathaan." This spy film, co-starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, not only set box office records but also showcased Shah Rukh Khan as a formidable action hero. Released on Republic Day in 2023, "Pathaan" achieved a worldwide gross of ₹1055 crore.
"Jawan," another blockbuster of 2023, starring Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra, and others, earned ₹1160 crore worldwide. The film's success was further enhanced by cameo appearances from Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Dutt.