Fact Check: Image from 'Balika Vadhu' shared as final rites of late actor Sidharth Shukla

An image of last rites is viral on social media. Users claim it be the final rites of deceased actor Sidharth Shukla.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  4 Sep 2021 9:00 AM GMT
Fact Check: Image from Balika Vadhu shared as final rites of late actor Sidharth Shukla

Hyderabad: An image of last rites is viral on social media. Users claim it be the final rites of deceased actor Sidharth Shukla.



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A similar image was also shared on Facebook

Fact Check

The claim made is False

NewsMeter firstly performed a Google Reverse Image Search which directed us to a video on the website of MX Player uploaded on January 20, 2015.

The image was a scene from the serial 'Balika Vadhu' Season 1. It was a sequence from the 1793rd episode.


Pertinently, the final rites of Sidharth Shukla were performed on September 03, 2021, while the image claiming was shared on September 02, 2021.


It is therefore evident that the claim is False. Viral image of Sidharth Shukla's final rites is from an episode of 'Balika Vadhu'.

Claim Review:Image of final rites of late actor Sidharth Shukla
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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