Bollywood people might not be as good at brewing a new idea for their movies (as they mostly copy it) but are surely good at cooking up stories of their success.
Recently, the alleged ‘King’ of Bollywood returned to the big screen after four long years with a movie named ‘Pathaan’. Even before it was released, his fan army and the PR team started calling it a ‘Blockbuster’.
Now, they are using old and unrelated visuals to claim that theatres are packed and shows are going houseful everywhere.
This user shared an old picture related to a Tamil movie to claim how packed cinema halls in Southern India (where there are fewer Hindi-speaking cine-goers) were for ‘Pathaan’. The claim went quite viral, until the owner of the hall called them out with the truth.
Here’s another one where desperate fans of SRK showed an old video to claim that people are standing in a long queue to watch ‘Pathaan’ in Haridwar. It turned out that the video was from Trivandrum in Kerala and is from last year when large crowds gathered at a mall for sale.
‘SRK’ fans are also sharing a video of FIFA World Cup in Qatar to claim massive crowds for Pathaan film in United Arab Emirates.
The screenshot of the above post can be seen below in case the user deletes it:
Amid this, people are also pointing out that fans of Khan, desperate to show the film as a success, are mass-buying the tickets.
Check out the tweets below that tell you the real picture beyond marketing gimmicks.
What has raised suspicions further is that IMBD has blocked the section of reviews for the film.
The movie is also being protested at various places. You can also read ‘72 reasons behind the boycott Pathaan trend‘.
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