Hyderabad: A few pictures of Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant have been viral on social media in which she is seen embracing Pakistan’s national flag.

A Facebook user posted a set of pictures with a caption that translates to, “This is the truth of Rakhi Sawant. She speaks rubbish about her being a proud Indian.”

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/249616958853454/permalink/980371285778014/

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Another Facebook user posted a set of pictures with a caption that translates to, “Here is the truth of Rakhi Sawant who keeps on talking rubbish about being Indian.”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4068588933159120/permalink/4762766327074707/

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Several netizens are sharing the same collage of photos and captions on Twitter to troll the actress.

http://web.archive.org/web/20200922080549/https://twitter.com/NikeshNandan/status/1307880793633554433?s=20

Fact Check:

The pictures are of the movie shoot “Dhara 370” in 2019. The claim is false.

Using reverse image search on Google, Newsmeter found many news reports with the same picture. According to a report, Rakhi Sawant shared photos of her embracing the Pakistani Flag, on her social media account Instagram on May 8, 2019. It was part of a shoot for the film Dhara 370. Rakhi features as an item girl in the movie.

https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/rakhi-sawant-trolled-pakistan-flag-dhara-370-5719191/

https://news24online.com/news/nation/rakshi-sawant-dares-modi-poses-pakistan-flagvideo-36878369/

https://www.dnaindia.com/bollywood/report-rakhi-sawant-embraces-pakistani-flag-has-fans-furious-over-her-act-2747508

After being trolled by many netizens, Rakhi posted the same images on her Instagram profile and clarified that the pictures were taken during a movie shoot, “I love my India, but it’s my character in the film Dhara 370.”

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Im jast plying my character in the film 🎥

A post shared by Rakhi Sawant (@rakhisawant2511) on

Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Mounika Dasari

Mounika Dasari is currently working as a Freelance Fact checker at Newsmeter. She was also an independent contractor at Appen. She has previously worked with Manshuk Securities and Finance as a Derivative Trainee in Delhi. She has work experience of 18 months with Geojit Financial Services as an Equity Dealer in Hyderabad. She has certifications of NISM series V, NISM Series VII, and NISM Series VIII. Alumni from IILM Graduate School of Management in Finance, U.P. Alumni from FH-Dortmund University of applied science and arts in Managing Diverse Markets, Germany. Mounika loves to travel and has been to countries like Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland.

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