Fact Check: Is Urmila Matondkar niece of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat?

A picture of actress Urmila Matondkar and her husband Mohsin Akhtar is viral on social media.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  29 July 2021 10:49 AM GMT
Fact Check: Is Urmila Matondkar niece of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat?

Hyderabad: A picture of actress Urmila Matondkar and her husband Mohsin Akhtar is viral on social media.

Users claim Urmila is the niece of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat



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Fact Check

The claim is False.

Newsmeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search of the viral picture, which directed us to a report published by The Indian Express on May 25, 2016. The report was titled 'Urmila Matondkar, hubby Mohsin Akhtar Mir enjoy a romantic dinner date'.

According to the report, actress Urmila Matondkar married Kashmir-based businessman Mohsin Akhtar Mir on March 3 in a quiet ceremony. Urmila's close friend and celebrity designer Manish Malhotra was the only person from Bollywood to attend the wedding.

According to a report by Jagran on March 06, 2016, Mohsin has appeared in the Bollywood film 'Luck by Chance'. Mohsin was in the role of Farhan's rival model in this film. Apart from this, he was seen in the lead role in the movie 'It's Man's World'. Mohsin was seen in the role of a male sex worker in this film directed by Saurabh Sen Gupta.

We then performed a keyword search to find if the actress is the niece of Mohan Bhagwat. There is no evidence that can prove any relationship even quite far between Urmila and Mohan Bhagwat.

We then found that the claim has been doing rounds since 2016. `smhoaxslayer' had debunked the viral claim in 2016. It was again debunked by India Today and Aaj Tak in 2019.

It is therefore evident that the claim is misleading. There is no relationship between actress Urmila Matondkar and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The actress is not the niece of Mohan Bhagwat

Claim Review:Actress Urmila Matondkar is the niece of Mohan Bhagwat
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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