PeepingMoon Exclusive: 'Pathaan is a fictional story, people shouldn't relate it with facts,' says dialogue writer Abbas Tyrewala


Pathaan is creating history at the box office with each passing day. Headlined by Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, the action thriller is the current talk of the town. While the film is purely a work of fiction created for the sole purpose of entertainment, a section of people felt that the makers have incorporated socio-political events that happened in the past. For example, the killing of an outspoken Pakistani journalist in Kenya. Clearing the air, the dialogue writer of Pathaan, Abbas Tyrewala, said people shouldn't relate facts with fiction.

In an exclusive interview with, Abbas said, That’s not the intention at all. It is a fictional story. Unfortunately, we have entered an age where people relate fiction and facts. People have forgotten to watch fiction for what it is. Whatever politics is happening in the film is our excuse to tell a great story. Those trying to tell a fictional story are creating a reality that the audience can enjoy and it has nothing to do with anything outside the film."

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He further added, "I wish this urge to see everything literally, reflecting light outside, which is a new phenomenon should stop. People will end up harming their own entertainment by making everything so sensitive that you won’t be able to tell fun stories anymore. It is scary to imagine people drawing a connection with something that was not intended."

Pathaan, produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Siddharth Anand, released on January 25.