Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan released on 25 January with a thunderous response from the audience and the huge crowds gathered outside theaters are making headlines constantly. Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham and Deepika Padukone, released in theaters on Wednesday, 25 January.
Amidst all of it, a video of a huge crowd has been shared as a massive turnout of people for Pathaan. is going viral on social media, claiming that people gathered to watch the recently released Bollywood movie, Pathaan, in Pentagon mall, Haridwar. However, the viral claim is false. This is an old video that has nothing to do with Pathaan.
A 25-second clip shows an enormous crowd on multi-floor stairs in a mall. The caption along with the video reads: “After the posters were torn by some people of Boycott gang in Bhagalpur but now you can see Pathaan movie has spread its charm in #Bhagalpur Never seen such a craze before. Craze for Shahrukh Khan is unbelievable.” According to a report of The Quint, This is an old video from 2022 that shows a huge crowd inside the LuLu mall in Kerala for the midnight sale.
The video was originally uploaded on 9 July 2022, and the title stated that the clip showed a massive crowd at Lulu mall’s midnight sale in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Various news outlets reported that a massive crowd erupted in the Kerala mall for a midnight sale. News Tak shared the same video along with other clips from the scene on their YouTube channel.
While the viral images are old, several photographs from outside cinema theaters showed people queueing up for the movie. Social media was flooded with videos of long queues outside and people dancing inside the theaters. Fans were seen cutting Pathaan themed cakes and bursting firecrackers before entering the cinemas.