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Fake Quote Of Naseeruddin Shah Taking A Dig At PM Narendra Modi, Kangana Ranaut Goes Viral

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

Kangana Ranaut has problems with every actor except Narendra Modi, says veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah.

Fact

Newschecker first ran a keyword search for the viral quote, which did not lead us to any credible news reports or records of such a statement by the actor.

A further search led us to the earliest instance of this quote, posted by a parody Twitter account, @naseruddin_shah, on February 9, 2021. We found that the account does not exist anymore.

Newschecker then learnt that this particular fake Twitter account of the actor had been called out by multiple media outlets in February 2021, seen here, here and here, for spreading misinformation regarding the farmers’ protests between January and February 2021.

“Veteran actor Ratna Pathak Shah on Monday clarified that her husband, actor Naseeruddin Shah does not have a Twitter account, after an unverified profile in his name posted a series of tweets about the ongoing farmers agitation on the microblogging site,” read an NDTV report, dated February 8, 2021.

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Result: False

Sources
Tweet, @naseruddin_shah, February 9, 2021
NDTV report, February 8, 2021


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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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