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Fact Check: Urfi Javed is not Javed Akhtar’s granddaughter, the viral post is fake

Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Shabana Azmi has confirmed by tweeting that Urfi Javed has no relation with lyricist Javed Akhtar. While talking to Vishvas News, Urfi also confirmed that she is not related to Javed Akhtar in any way.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: September 9, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A post is going viral on Facebook with claims that the first contestant to be kicked out of Bigg Boss OTT, Urfi Javed is actually the granddaughter of lyricist and songwriter Javed Akhtar. Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Shabana Azmi has confirmed by tweeting that Urfi Javed has no relation with lyricist Javed Akhtar. While talking to Vishvas News, Urfi also confirmed that she is not related to Javed Akhtar in any way.

What’s in the viral post?

A user named Rana Jitesh Hindu shared a picture of Urfi Javed on Facebook and wrote, “#This is UrfiJaved, granddaughter of #JavedAkhtar. Watch this outfit at #MumbaiAirport. Javed Akhtar talks about #Shariat and fear and gives knowledge. The rest urfi is challenging the #Shariat by showing complete #Pakistan #Taliban tell people, what is the punishment according to the #Kashriya law #sorry for the post 🙏🙏”

The archived version of the post can be viewed here.

Investigation

Vishvas News first searched through keyword search. We found a tweet from actress and Javed Akhtar’s wife Shabana Azmi, in which she wrote “Urfi Javed is not related to us in any way.”

We also found a news about this tweet of Shabana Azmi on www.jagran.com.

After this, we searched for Urfi Javed through keyword search. According to theancestory.com, she hails from Lucknow and is a TV actress.

Vishvas News contacted Urfi Javed in this regard. Talking to us on the phone, she said, “I am not Javed Akhtar’s granddaughter. I have no relation with him.”

We scanned the profile of Facebook user Rana Jitesh Hindu, who shared the viral post. We found that the user is a resident of Patna. The user has 718 followers.

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Shabana Azmi has confirmed by tweeting that Urfi Javed has no relation with lyricist Javed Akhtar. While talking to Vishvas News, Urfi also confirmed that she is not related to Javed Akhtar in any way.

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