Hyderabad: A photo of a horse jumping across a deep chasm has gone viral on social media with the claim that it is the photo of Maharana Pratap's horse Chetak.
The claim is false.
NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search and found that the viral image is a clipping from the movie 'Three Jumps Ahead'.
We found the image on IMDb. The website said it was a still from 'Three Jumps Ahead', a 50-minute movie released in 1923. It was directed and written by John Ford.
We also found a blog on the website scvhistory.com that had published the viral image along with an article about 'Three Jumps Ahead'.
Further, we found a report on the website 'Notes from the Frontier' about "Hollywood's greatest trick horse" Tony and cowboy Tom Mix who starred in several movies between 1917and 1932. According to the article, "In the 1923 film, "3 Jumps Ahead," Tony and Tom reportedly performed the ultimate stunt, regarded as perhaps the most dangerous stunt in Hollywood westerns: leaping across the 20-foot chasm of Beale's Cut. To this day, the stunt is shrouded in mystery. Tom Mix, who abhorred using doubles, claimed to his death that he and Tony not only did the stunt but did it five times to get the right shots."
It is evident that the viral claim is false. The image is from the movie 'Three Jumps Ahead' and is not the photo of Maharana Pratap's horse Chetak.