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Fact Check: Naseeruddin Shah Does Not Have A Twitter Handle, Viral Post Is Falsely Attributed to the Actor

Vishvas News investigated and found that Naseeruddin Shah is not on Twitter. The fake tweet is viral in his name.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: May 18, 2021

Vishvas News (New Delhi): A tweet by the name of Naseeruddin Shah is going viral on social media. The sarcastic tweet purports to show the screenshot from Naseeruddin Shah’s Twitter handle. When Vishvas News investigated, we found that Naseeruddin Shah is not on Twitter. The fake tweet is viral in his name.

Earlier as well, a fake tweet went viral by his name. It can be checked here.

Claim

On May 13, Facebook user Sarfaraz Dhanse uploaded a screenshot of the tweet attributed to Naseeruddin Shah and wrote that Gulfam Sahab is making a lot of friends. The caption reads: #Gulfam Sahab to kadak #kadak de rahe hai Mitro.

In the screenshot, Naseeruddin Shah’s picture was used and the Twitter handle was named as @RealNaseeruddin. The content of the tweet was written: ‘Last time you were coming to TV running, asking people to light the torch, clap, bang the plates, what happened now, the snake sniffed?”

The archived version of the Facebook post can be checked here.

Investigation

Vishvas News started searching the Twitter handle by which the post has been captured in the form of a screenshot. We found this account named RealNaseeruddin on Twitter. Naseeruddin Shah’s picture was used in it. We scanned the account and came to know that this account was created in February 2021. More than 5000 people follow it. This handle was not verified. You can see this account here.

During the investigation, we also found a tweet on this handle, which is going viral. You can see it here.

Vishvas News contacted Smita Srivastava, the lead correspondent of Dainik Jagran covering Bollywood in Mumbai. He told us that Naseeruddin Shah is not on Twitter. This is a fake account.

We also found a statement by Ratna Pathak, wife of Naseeruddin Shah. In a statement published on February 8, 2021, it was clearly stated by Ratna Pathak that Naseeruddin Shah does not have a Twitter account. Read the full news here.

We scanned the profile of the Facebook user Sarfaraz Dhanse who shared the fake post. We found that the user is based out of Mumbai and has 1327 followers as well as 4879 friends.

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found that Naseeruddin Shah is not on Twitter. The fake tweet is viral in his name.

  • Claim Review : Last time you were coming to TV running, asking people to light the torch, clap, bang the plates, what happened now, the snake sniffed?
  • Claimed By : Facebook user Sarfaraz Dhanse
  • Fact Check : False
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