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Shark Tank India Judge Vineeta Singh Did Not Act In ‘3 Idiots’

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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.

Social media users are circulating a post, claiming that Vineeta Singh, Sugar Cosmetics CEO and Shark Tank India judge, had played the role of actor Sharman Joshi’s mother, in the 2009 Bollywood hit “3 Idiots”.

Shark Tank India judge Vineeta Singh was falsely claimed to have acted as one of the lead actors’ mother in popular Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’.

The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here, here and here.

Fact check

Newschecker first looked up the credits of the movie, 3 Idiots, in IMDb, where we saw that the character of Mrs Rastogi was played by veteran actor Amardeep Jha. We looked up the movie’s ending credits, confirming that the role was played by Jha.

Shark Tank India judge Vineeta Singh was falsely claimed to have acted as one of the lead actors’ mother in popular Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’.

We then ran a keyword search for “Vineeta Singh 3 Idiots”, which led us to multiple news reports, seen here and here. We learnt that the posts comparing Vineeta Singh to Jha had gone viral in early-2022, too. According to these reports, Singh responded to the viral memes by recreating the funny scene where Raju’s mother can be seen cribbing about the soaring prices of bhindi, paneer and gold.

The video was shared by Singh and Sugar Cosmetics on social media.

Conclusion

Shark Tank India judge Vineeta Singh was falsely claimed to have acted as one of the lead actors’ mother in popular Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’.

Result: False

Sources
IMDb page for 3 Idiots
3 Idiots movie
ABP news report, March 15, 2022


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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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