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Akasa Air Did Not Deliver In-Flight Announcement In Sanskrit, Viral Video Is Dubbed

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.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Pre-flight announcement on Akasa Air is in Sanskrit.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker did a reverse image search of keyframes, which led us to the same video on Instagram, uploaded by @sanskritsparrow on June 6, 2024.

The above content is a dubbed voice over. This was not announced on any flight. This does not have anything to do with @akasaair management,” read the description, clearly showing that it was edited. We learnt that the account was run by Bengaluru-based Samashti Gubbi, 23, a Sanskrit scholar with a vision to promote the language and founder of Sthaayi, an online production company that makes films, plays, music and podcasts in Sanskrit

A further search also led us to this clarification by Akasa Air on X, dated June 13, 2024, replying to a user who posted the viral video, which confirmed that the viral video was dubbed.

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Result: False

Source
Instagram video, @sanskritsparrow, June 6, 2024
X post, Akasa Air, June 13, 2024


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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.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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