Hyderabad: Photos that reportedly show a young Sonia Gandhi, the chief of the Indian National Congress, as a "bar waitress" have gone viral on social media.

Here are a few claims posted by users on Twitter:


Fact Check:

The photos show Swiss actress Ursula Andress and American actress Marilyn Monroe and are not of Sonia Gandhi.

NewsMeter performed a Google lens search of the first picture and found the names of Ursula Andress and Sean Connery tagged with the image. The photo was taken on the set of Dr. No.


We then performed a reverse image search on the other set of viral images and found that they were tagged by various websites as that of Ursula Andress and Marilyn Monroe. (Click here to view them)


Hence, it is clear that the photos do not show Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as a bar waitress. The claim is FALSE.


Claim Review :   Viral photos show young Sonia Gandhi as ‘bar waitress’
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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