Hyderabad: A video clip from 2015 `Dance India Dance’ is viral on Facebook with a claim that the BJP leader made a mess of the reality show.

The video posted by a user named Casper Tariang with a caption: “A BJP top leader’s son auditioning for Dance India Dance (Noida edition) created a disgusting & shameless scene along with his father & other goons. Welcome to “REAL” India! Jai Ho”.

The post has notched over 31,000 views.

A BJP top leader's son auditioning for Dance India Dance (Noida edition) created a disgusting & shameless scene along with his father & other goons. Welcome to "REAL" India ! Jai Ho. 😱😆👎🏼

Posted by Casper Tariang on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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A BJP top leader's son auditioning for Dance India Dance (Noida edition) created a disgusting & shameless scene along with his father & other goons. Welcome to "REAL" India ! Jai Ho. 😱😆👎🏼

Posted by Jeremy Ronnie on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A BJP leader's son in Noida.Welcome to the real India……. Shame

Posted by Sultan Ali on Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Fact Check:

The claim that the BJP leader made a mess of the reality show is FALSE.

The video is of a 2015 episode of a reality show and happens to be a prank pulled on the judges.

This clip is of June 27, 2015, the first episode of Season 5 of Dance India Dance when the show was holding auditions in Delhi. A contestant refused to accept that he got rejected. The contestant then argues with the judges about his performance and he’s the son of a BJP leader and tries to threaten and bribe the judges.

Did Zee5

Soon, another person comes into the picture claiming that he’s the father of the contestant and a BJP leader. He threatens the judges that he will shut down the show in case his son is not selected. Punit Pathak, one of the judges, asks the security to clear the stage. At 46.16 minutes of the episode, music started playing and revealed that it was a prank that was pulled on the judge Punit Pathak.

Did Zee5 (1)

The full episode is available on Zee5.
https://www.zee5.com/tvshows/details/dance-india-dance-season-5/0-6-113/dance-india-dance-season-5-episode-1-june-27-2015-full-episode/0-1-32044

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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