American Journalist called Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Tom Cruise of India’, created a huge ruckus
American Journalist called Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Tom Cruise of India’, created a huge ruckus

Pathaan is breaking all the records at the Box office. The movie is doing very well and receiving good reviews from the audience. Shah Rukh Khan is receiving love not only from India but also from outside India. However, a tweet of an American Journalist created a huge ruckus. A journalist and critic referred to Shah Rukh Khan as 'India's Tom Cruise' in an article and it started a Twitter trends because fans are disappointed from his remark.

An American journalist and critic, Scott Mendelson, referred to Shah Rukh as India's Tom Cruise in an article, angering his fans who asked him to amend his piece. The Top Gun: Maverick star began to trend after Shah Rukh's fans spoke out on Twitter. In his article titled 'India’s Tom Cruise Shah Rukh Khan May Have Just Saved Bollywood With His Blockbuster 'Pathaan'' which was published for the website The Wrap. The article talks about how His Shah Rukh's comeback film was reviving the Hindi film industry. The actor is returning to the big screen after four years.  In his article he compared Shah Rukh Khan with Hollywood actor Tom Cruise.

As soon as it caught the eyes of people they started commenting on it. The fans shows their disappointment from the American star. One fan wrote, "SRK is SRK ! He isn't Indian Tom Cruise but rather a national treasure, he is a man beyond his films." Third one wrote, "You made an emotional mistake in your statement. Shah Rukh Khan is Emotion. He is the greatest among the Best, the best among the greatest. Period!! Though I like Tom, I would not mind at all if you address him as American’s Shah Rukh Khan."

The third one wrote, "Correct the headline of your newsletter. Shah Rukh Khan is Shah Rukh Khan, no one ever will be able to come even closer to him. No one is comparable with him." The fourth one wrote, " I know you're just trying to provide context but as a white American who hadn't seen a single Bollywood movie until 2019, Shah Rukh is so much more than Tom Cruise. There is no Hollywood equivalent." 

Pathaan marks Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the big screen in over four years. The action thriller also stars John Abraham and is directed by Siddharth Anand. The film was released in theatres on January 25, 2023. It was released in Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions apart from Hindi. The film was released in record-breaking 100+ countries and in more than 2500 screens overseas alone.

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