Fact Check: The name of Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Pathan’ has not been changed to ‘Jawan’, false claim viral

Shahrukh Khan has not changed the name of his film ‘Pathan’. The viral claim is false. Jawaan is the name of another film by Shahrukh Khan.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: August 29, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News). Amidst the controversy surrounding Shahrukh Khan’s much-awaited film ‘Pathan’, social media users are now sharing a poster that apparently claims that Shah Rukh Khan has changed the name of his film ‘Pathan’ to ‘Jawan’. Vishvas News probed the viral claim and found it to be fake. ‘Pathan’ and ‘Jawan’ are two different films. Shahrukh Khan’s PR team has also called this claim fake.

What is going viral

Uploading a poster, Facebook user ‘Hindu Samaj Party‘ wrote: ‘Shahrukh Khan renames his upcoming film #Pathan to #Jawan.’

The archived version of the post can be viewed here.


Vishvas News first searched the viral poster by uploading it to Google reverse image tool. We found the original poster of the movie ‘Jawaan’ on imbd.com. According to the information here, ”Jawan’ is a film by Shahrukh Khan that can be released on June 2, 2023.’

During our search, we found many news stories about the poster of ‘Jawan’. According to a news report on Jagran.com published on June 4, 2022, ‘the poster of Shahrukh Khan’s film Jawan has been released’. In the poster, Shahrukh Khan can be seen with bandages almost all over his face.

We also found the viral poster on Shah Rukh Khan’s Instagram account. This was posted on 4th June.

We did not find a single report, which could confirm that the name of Shahrukh Khan’s film ‘Pathan’ has been changed. Shahrukh Khan’s film ‘Pathan’ is releasing in theaters in the year 2023. Apart from Shahrukh, John Abraham and Deepika Padukone will also be seen in the film.

Vishvas News contacted Smita Srivastava, Senior Correspondent, Dainik Jagran, Mumbai to take the investigation further. She said, “there has been no change in the name of the film ‘Pathan’. She added, “This is just a rumor.”

We also contacted Shah Rukh Khan’s PR team. Calling it ‘nonsense’, they also confirmed that this post is fake.

At the end of the investigation, we scanned the profile of Facebook user Hindu Samaj Party. It was found that more than 20 thousand people follow this page. This page was created on 9th June 2019.

Conclusion: Shahrukh Khan has not changed the name of his film ‘Pathan’. The viral claim is false. Jawaan is the name of another film by Shahrukh Khan.

  • Claim Review : Shahrukh Khan renames his upcoming film Pathan to Jawan.
  • Claimed By : Facebook User हिंदू समाज पार्टी
  • Fact Check : Misleading
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