Hyderabad: A video of a driveway brawl in Delhi's Aerocity area has gone viral with the claim that one of the men in the clip is actor Ajay Devgn. The claim further suggests that the actor was attacked in Delhi by protesting farmers for supporting the farm laws.
The claim, in English, reads: "After BJP MLA, actor Ajay Devgn thrashed. What is happening? Has the BJP washing machine broken down that the public is now beating them?"
The claim is FALSE as Devgn has not visited Delhi since January 2020.
We checked online for reports on any recent fights involving the Bollywood actor and found none.
We then used Invid and performed a reverse image search and found the same video uploaded by India Today on 27 March. The video was titled "Delhi: Ugly Clash Caught On Camera In Delhi's Aerocity".
According to the report, two groups clashed in Delhi's Aerocity after a car crashed into another.
The same was also reported by ABP Live, NDTV, and Indian Express. The Indian Express report read, "A group of over 20 men fought with each other, and attacked staffers and security guards over a "minor parking issue", outside a mall at Delhi's Aerocity on Friday, police said...Police Saturday said the two main accused, Taranjit Singh (31) and Naveen Kumar (29), have been arrested."
Further, in a press statement, a spokesperson for Ajay Devgn dismissed the claim and said, "After January 2020, Ajay Devgn has not visited Delhi. Reports of a brawl involving the superstar outside a Delhi pub are absolutely baseless and untrue."
Clearly, an unrelated video from Delhi is being shared with the false claim that the protesting farmers attacked actor Ajay Devgn for supporting the farm laws.