Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham’s Pathaan is one of the most awaited films of the year. Pathaan hit the theatre screen today and it is expected to earn a whopping amount as its advance booking makes it evident. However, the film became the victim of piracy as it HD Film leaked on various websites hours before its release. After the film leaked online SRK asked his fans to watch the film on the theatre and say not to Piracy.
Shah Rukh took to Twitter, where he asked all his fans and followers to be a "soldier" for the film industry. SRK wrote, "As #Pathaan fights for India, you too can be a soldier for our film industry to fight piracy! Watch #Pathaan from 25th Jan worldwide ONLY in theatres & say NO to PIRACY! The power is in your hands.” He also shared a link for fans to report piracy.
These days almost every film became the victim of piracy. Even after an anti-piracy plea from the makers of Pathaan, the film appears to have been illegally released online a day before its release. However, the film is already available on websites like Filmyzilla and Filmy4wapOne website describes their version as a "camrip" and the other as a "pre-DVD rip." The film is also available on websites like Tamilrockers, Mp4movies, Pagalworld, and Vega movies.
The Yash Raj Films the producer of the films took to social media and urges people to watch film in theaters. The note added, "All set for the biggest action spectacle? A humble request to everyone to refrain from recording any videos, sharing them online and giving out any spoilers. Experience Pathaan only in cinemas."
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 Aanand. The film is scheduled to be released in theatres on January 25, 2023. It will be released in Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions apart from Hindi. The film is releasing in record-breaking 100+ countries and will screen in more than 2500 screens overseas alone.