During a recent speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about theatres running houseful in Srinagar and fans believed that he hinted at Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback venture Pathaan.
Modi lauds Pathaan
On Wednesday, PM Narendra Modi praised the success of the latest Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan in Parliament. Without mentioning the name, Modi added how Pathaan has contributed towards a welcoming change in the cinema sector of Srinagar. Pathaan has broken several records and stirred Bollywood with record-breaking collections.
While addressing the changing scenario of Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi said, “Srinagar ke andar barso baad cinema houseful dekhe gaye (After decades, cinemas of Srinagar went houseful).”
"Theatres in #Srinagar are running HOUSEFULL after DECADES🔥" says PM @narendramodi while talking about BLOCKBUSTER #Pathaan
Book your tickets NOW: https://t.co/z4YLOG2NRI | https://t.co/lcsLnUSu9Y@iamsrk @yrf#ShahRukhKhan #SRK #PathaanReview #NarendraModi #NarendraModiSpeech pic.twitter.com/Q7byChYFwN
— Shah Rukh Khan Universe Fan Club (@SRKUniverse) February 8, 2023
SRK fans took the portion of PM Modi’s speech and shared it online celebrating the success of the film. SRK Universe captioned the video, “Theatres in #Srinagar are running HOUSEFULL after DECADES” says PM @narendramodi while talking about BLOCKBUSTER #Pathaan.
AB TOH DUNIYA MANTI HAI, Really,It's a proud moment for India,#ShahRukhKhan𓀠 #Pathaan getting so much love and everyone is so happy,even our PM ji knows that👏🏼👍🏽 @yrf https://t.co/exYNISNLUK
— Anshu Aggarwal (@anshu_aggarwal9) February 8, 2023
Modi ji ko bhi pata hai #pathaan kya tehalka macha raha hai https://t.co/p3NFWg7Zpz
— Deep Tiwary (@TiwaryMe) February 8, 2023
That's the power of SRK pm ko be heran kar diya Pathaan movie se Shahdom 🔥🔥👑👑
— Munir Bahir (@MunirOfficial2) February 8, 2023
The theatre have been open for a year and a half now but only pathaan did this. None of the movie could do this, even hit movies like drishyam, rrr etc
— Shoaib Manzoor (@ShoaibM60943125) February 8, 2023
It would do the country a whole lot of good if our PM goes and watches Pathaan with SRK.
— Lucky Guy (@LckyGuy) February 9, 2023
Before the release, it was reported that the wide release of Pathaan has helped to restore 25 single-screen cinemas, that were closed during the Lockdown, and was now being rejuvenated by Pathaan. Sources from Yash Raj Films state that the production house is promoting theatres to reopen providing them with support as well. During the release of the film, PM Modi had asked his ministers not to support the cancel culture and ensured the smooth release of Pathaan.