HYDERABAD: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut posted a picture of a fruit smoothie on Twitter that caused a stir. Many social media users claimed that the image of her smoothie was taken from Google.
Ranaut posted the picture with the caption: "There is nothing I appreciate more than self-made food, here's my very own personal recipe a summer smoothie for breakfast with lots of organic honey nuts and fruits (sic)."
Social media users shared a Google reverse image search result and claimed that Ranaut used an online image and posted it as her own.
NewsMeter found that the image that netizens have been passing around has been edited. Ranaut's picture was morphed into the reverse image search from Google and passed off as if she had taken the picture from the internet.
It was noticed that the website "Kuvings'' was mentioned in the viral screenshots. We performed a reverse image search that led to images of a 'spring acai bowl recipe' on Kuvings, an Australian site for kitchenware and recipes. However, the image was different from what Ranaut had shared.
We also searched through images on the Kuvings' website but did not find an image that looked identical to the one the actor had shared.
Ranaut's smoothie picture was edited onto the Kuvings' image and shared online to falsely claim that the image Ranaut had posted was lifted from the internet
Ranaut then replied to these false claims by sharing more pictures of the bowl.
Therefore, screenshots shared were morphed, and that social media users falsely claimed that Ranaut took pictures from Google and passed them off as her own.