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Adipurush Screening: Seat Next To Lord Hanuman To Cost Double?

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Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim
PVR is charging double for the seat next to Lord Hanuman during the screening of Adipurush.

Fact
Film’s producer clarifies that the seats beside Lord Hanuman will not be overpriced.

The much anticipated modern retelling of Ramayana on the silver screen, Adipurush, is set to hit the theatres on June 16. In the wake of this, a claim is going viral on social media claiming that the seat next to the one reserved for Lord Hanuman will cost twice the regular price. Newschecker found this to be false. 

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here. We have received this claim on our Whatsapp tipline (9999499044), too, requesting it to be fact-checked.

Seat reserved for Lord Hanuman

Prabhas and Kriti Sanon-starrer Adipurush is all set to release in theatres on June 16. According to an official statement from the film’s makers, one seat in every theatre will be dedicated to Lord Hanuman. “Lord Hanuman appears wherever the Ramayana is recited. It is our belief. Respecting this belief, every theatre screening Prabhas’ Rama-starrer Adipurush will reserve one seat for Lord Hanuman without selling it. Hear the history of paying respects to the greatest devotee of Rama. We started this great work in an unknown way. We all must see the Adipurusha built with great grandeur and grandeur in the presence of Lord Hanuman,” read the statement.

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Fact check

Newschecker ran a keyword search for “Hanuman seat Adipurush”, which led us to this tweet by the film’s producer T-Series, dated June 11, 2023, clarifying that the seats beside Lord Hanuman will not be overpriced. 

Multiple news outlets reported about the clarification, seen here, here and here.

The seat next to Lord Hanuman during Adipurush screenings will not cost extra, Newschecker found.

We have reached out to the concerned authorities and will update this article once we receive a response.

Moreover, when we tried to book a ticket for the June 17 screening of the film from the PVR Cinemas website, we did not see a difference in prices across adjacent seats while one has been marked as unavailable, confirming the viral post to be fake.

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Conclusion

The seat next to the one reserved for Lord Hanuman during Adipurush screenings will not cost extra, Newschecker found.

Result: False

Sources
T-Series tweet, June 11, 2023
News18 report, June 12, 2023
Self analysis


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM
Kushel HM
Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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