Fact Check: Image of large crowd outside SRK's house is from 2014

An image of Shahrukh Khan greeting the huge crowd is widely being shared on social media.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  3 Nov 2021 4:17 AM GMT
Fact Check: Image of large crowd outside SRKs house is from 2014

Hyderabad: An image of Shahrukh Khan greeting the huge crowd is widely being shared on social media.

It is being claimed that the crowd had gathered outside Shahrukh's house to welcome Aryan Khan after he was released from jail. People are raising questions about why such a welcome is being given to an accused in a drug case.

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Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search which directed us to a tweet uploaded by Shah Rukh Khan on his official Twitter handle on November 02, 2014, thanking his fans on his birthday. In the image, he is seen wearing the same t-shirt and jeans.

Sharing the image, he tweeted, "So much happiness…so many people to share it with. Hope I am 'enough' to do so…all my life."

Taking a cue from this, the team performed a keyword search which led us to a report by Filmibeat on November 03, 2014, that had published a similar image as that of the actor's tweet. The report was titled, "Pics: Shahrukh Khan Fans Celebrate Birthday outside Mannat at Midnight"

The team found a report published on the website 'iDiva' on November 02, 2020. We found a collage of the actor's house 'Mannat' during the pandemic last year.

According to the report, during a chat session on Twitter, the actor had requested his fans not to gather outside Mannat due to the pandemic and said 'Iss baar ka pyaar thode der se yaar'.

The team had also found a similar image published by News Track Live on November 02, 2020. The report stated how SRK's fans celebrated his birthday by distributing 5555 covid kits.

The team also found this image on Pinterest. However, none of the reports mentioned that this image is recent.

Meanwhile, according to a report published by Economics Times, a huge crowd had gathered outside Mannat to welcome Aryan Khan.

It is therefore evident that the claim made through the viral post is misleading. It is true that a huge crowd did gather outside Mannat welcoming Aryan Khan. However, the image that is being shared is from 2014.

Claim Review:Image of Shah Rukh Khan greeting the crowd
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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