“Won’t let ‘Pathaan’ release in the country”: Muslim Leaders

Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Pathaan’ has landed in another trouble, with several Muslim leaders raising objections to the release of the movie.

Name change for Pathaan

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback film Pathaan has sparked a lot of debate lately. Its recently released song ‘Besharam Rang’ which features SRK with Deepika Padukone has put it in a negative light. While a certain section of the audience was not happy with the bold outfits Padukone donned in the track, some were getting offended by the color of her bikinis i.e. saffron and green.


Adding more trouble, the Ulema board of Madhya Pradesh is demanding a name change for the movie as the name Pathaan is one of the most respectable communities among Muslims.

Hurting sentiments

The president of the organization, Syed Anas Ali, has said that the sentiments of the Muslim community have been hurt by this film and they would write to the censor board on the matter. Also, they will not allow this film to be released, not just in Madhya Pradesh but across the country.


“Not just the Pathans but the entire Muslim community is being defamed in this film. The name of the film is Pathan and women are seen performing obscene dances in it. Pathans are being displayed wrongly in the film,” he stated.


Furthermore, he asked the makers to change the title and Shah Rukh Khan’s name in the film to something else. “After that, do whatever you want. But we will not allow this film to be released in India. We will fight a legal battle and also file an FIR,” added Ali.

For the unversed, Pathaan marks Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback after four years. Helmed by Siddharth Anand, the movie also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The film is set to release on January 25, 2023.