Hyderabad: A fake Twitter account of Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has posted tweets in favour of the ongoing farmers' protest. This Twitter profile is an imposter account and has over 57,000 followers at the time of writing this article. (archive )
NewsMeter found that this account is an imposter account and actor Naseeruddin Shah is not on Twitter.
We searched online using the keywords "Naseeruddin Shah Twitter" and found several news reports that said Shah's wife, veteran actor Ratna Pathak Shah, has clarified that Shah does not have a Twitter account. An NDTV report quoted Ratna Pathak Shah as saying, "Mr Shah doesn't have a Twitter account but has been unable to stop these fake accounts."
We also noticed that the imposter account appeals to the users to subscribe to a YouTube channel 'Team Kisan'.
In a tweet posted on 29 January, the fake Twitter account had also shared incorrect information stating that 200 Delhi police officers had resigned. This fake news was debunked by several news organizations.
It is clear that the Twitter account is not the official account of actor Naseeruddin Shah but is an imposter account.