Hyderabad: A video of a man collapsing on a staircase after suffering a massive cardiac arrest outside a Bengaluru gym is viral on social media. Users claim that these are actor Sidharth Shukla's last moments.

"Actor #SiddharthShukla Dies Of a Heart Attack. Confirmed by Cooper Hospital. Om Shanti," reads a message on Twitter.

The video clip had notched 3 lakh times at the time of writing this article.

The video is disturbing in nature, discretion is advised.

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Fact check:

The claim is false.

Firstly, NewsMeter noticed that the footage is from a CCTV camera. A date stamp of '25/08/2021' can be seen on the top right corner of the video.

Secondly, we bifurcated the video through Invid and ran a reverse image search. We found the same video was featured in a news bulletin by NewsFirst Kannada on August 31, 2021. According to the bulletin, it is the CCTV footage of Gold's Gym at Banashankari.


An article was published on August 30 on the Kannada website `Vitla News'. The article mentioned that the video is from Bengaluru.

Quint contacted the Banashankari police station and the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) told that the video was indeed from Bengaluru.

Claim Review :   The video shows Siddharth Shukla’s final moments
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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