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.”
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.”
Several netizens are sharing the same collage of photos and captions on Twitter to troll the actress.
इस नॉटी #ऱाखी_सांवत को तो आप पहचानते ही होंगे? इसकी सच्चाई खुद देख लें,ये अपनें आप को हिंदुस्तानी होने का बकवास करते रहती है 🐗🐗🐗 फांसी होनी चाहिए या देश निकाला देना चाहिए ऐसे लोगो को pic.twitter.com/K7MBXNFbBC
— आत्म निर्भर भारतीय निकेश नंदन (@NikeshNandan) September 21, 2020
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.
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.”
Hence, the claim is FALSE.