A video showing a massive crowd gathered inside a mall is going viral on social media, claiming that it shows people gathered to watch the recently released Bollywood movie, Pathaan, in Pentagon mall, Haridwar.
How did we find out the truth?:
We performed a simple reverse image search on some of the keyframes of the video and found the same video uploaded by the news channel News18 Kerala.
The video was uploaded on 9 July 2022, and the title stated that the clip showed a massive crown at Lulu mall's midnight sale in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
We found another report in the Livemint posted on 10 July 2022.
The report carried a screenshot from the viral video.
The article mentioned that LuLu mall outlets in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi executed the concept of a midnight sale where most of the items were available at 50 percent off.
It also stated this midnight sale was open for the public from 11:59 pm on 6 July 2022 till the dawn of 7 July 2022.
Crowd showing support to Pathaan and SRK: While the viral images are old, several photographs from outside cinema theatres showed people queueing up for the movie.
Shah Rukh Khan Fans Club members also came in huge numbers to show their support and watch the first-day-first-show of the movie.
Queues outside a theatre to watch Pathaan.
Fans showing their support to Khan and Pathaan.
Conclusion: The video does not show a crowd gathered to watch Pathaan in Haridwar. It is an old video form 2022 and shows people at LuLu mall, Kerala during a sale.
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