Hyderabad: A video of a woman in a cropped jacket is viral on social media. Users claim that she is Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar's granddaughter.


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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter searched for 'Urfi Javed' and, we found that she is an Indian television actress. She is known for portraying the role of Avni in Bade Bhaiyya Ki Dulhania, Aarti in Meri Durga and Bella in Bepanaah, and Mira in Puncch Beat Season 2, which was streamed on ALT Balaji. She was also recently seen in Bigg Boss OTT.

On performing a keyword search, we found a tweet by Viral Bhayani on September 1, 2021. "#BiggBoss15OTT contestant #urfijaved arrives in Mumbai as she gave a Very Good Message from Denim Jacket (sic)," he tweeted.

We then found a report by ETimes titled, `Bigg Boss OTT' famed Urfi Javed lashes out at trolls for targeting her recent airport look. She said: "Agar publicity chahiye hoti, toh airport me bina kapdon ke jaati".

According to the report, her recent airport look was heavily trolled. Urfi recently wore a sports bra, jacket, and a pair of jeans while traveling.

When the team reached out to her, she said: "There is so much more to me than my clothes! Why don't people talk about me as an individual? I have realized that no matter what I post, people will say things. Be it a bikini or a salwar-suit, there are nasty comments always."

On performing another keyword search, we found that Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi do not have kids of their own. According to a report by Times of India, Javed Akhtar who has two kids, Farhan and Zoya Akhtar, from his first marriage with Honey Irani, is now happily married to actress Shabana Azmi. The couple has no children of their own. In an interview, Shabana had shared that though she couldn't become a mother for medical reasons. She later told herself that one can't have everything in life.

Farhan Akhtar has two kids; Shakya Akhtar and Akira Akhtar from his first wife Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar. Meanwhile, Zoya Akhtar is not married.

We also found a reply by Shabana Azmi on one of the viral tweets. "Absolutely wrong. We have no relation with Urfi Javed," she said.



It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. Urfi Javed has no relation with Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar.

Claim Review :   Urfi Javed is a granddaughter of Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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