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Viral Video Of Sonakshi Sinha In Black Lehenga Is Not From Her Wedding Festivities

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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
Video shows Sonakshi Sinha in a black lehenga on her wedding day.

Fact
Month-old-video of Sinha from a fashion show.

A video of actor Sonakshi Sinha donning a black lehenga is going viral on social media platforms amid news of her wedding to Zaheer Iqbal. Those sharing the video claim that it showed the Heeramandi actor’s look on her wedding day. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. The video dates back to May, 2024, and shows Sonakshi Sinha in black lehenga for a fashion show.

Multiple X users shared the 13-second-long-footage of the actor in black lehenga. 

Such posts can be seen here and here.

Other X users shared a screengrab from the video, along with an image of a burqa-clad woman claiming, “Sonakshi Sinha wore black lehenga in her wedding. She is preparing well for future.”

Such posts can be seen here and here.

Sinha took to social media to announce her marriage to fellow actor Zaheer Iqbal on Sunday. She also shared glimpses of the same. 

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Fact Check/Verification

A keyword search for “Sonakshi Sinha,” and “black lehenga” on Google led us to a Hindustan Times report, dated May 6, 2024. Carrying images of Sinha in the same black dress, the report stated,”Sonakshi Sinha turned showstopper for designer Vikram Phadnis in a regal black lehenga at an event last night held in Mumbai”

Sonakshi Sinha in black lehenga
Screengrab from Hindustan Times report

A Times of India report from May 2024 also featured the Heeramandi actor in the same outfit by Vikram Phadnis during Bombay Times Fashion Week.

Screengrab from TOI website

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Sinha herself shared multiple images from the event on her Instagram handle in May 2024.

Screengrab from Instagram post by Sonakshi Sinha

Further, the viral video was also uploaded on the official YouTube channel of Fever FM on May 6, 2024 with the title “#sonakshisinha look for the ramp.” 

Screengrab from YouTube video by Fever FM

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Conclusion

Hence, an old video has been shared to show actor Sonakshi Sinha in black lehenga on her wedding day.

Result: False

Sources
Report By Hindustan Times, Dated May 6, 2024
Report By Times of India, Dated May 6, 2024
Instagram Post By @aslisona, Dated May 6, 2024
YouTube Video By Fever FM, Dated May 6, 2024


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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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