A video clip of news channel ‘India TV’ is being widely shared on social media with a claim that Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan has donated 45 Crore Rupees to Pakistan Oil tanker blast victims. In the posted video, the news anchor reads out the Facebook posts put by various users, in which they criticize Sharukh Khan for the donation and goes on to tell that Sharukh hasn’t made any donation to any mishaps or accidents in India. Let’s try to analyze the authenticity of the video.
Claim: India TV telecasted news that Bollywood Actor Shahrukh Khan donated 45 Crore Rupees to Pakistan Oil tanker blast victims.
Fact: The video is a clipped version of India TV’s fact-check video. In the original fact-check video, India TV has debunked the same claim and concluded that Shahrukh has not made any donation to Pakistan Oil tanker blast victims. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched with the keywords shown in the video, the full version of the video was found on the YouTube channel of ‘India TV’. In the video, the channel has fact-checked posts on social media that went viral in 2017 claiming that Shahrukh Khan has donated 45 Crore Rupees to the victims of Pakistan Oil tanker blast. The channel debunked the claim and concluded that Sharukh Khan’s Media Team has clarified to them that such news is baseless and Sharukh Khan hasn’t made any donation to the victims of Pakistan Oil tanker blast. In the Fact-check video, the news reporter has also read out the instances in the past when Sharukh Khan took up charitable activities in India and made donations to the victims of natural disasters in the country.
On 25 June 2017, an Oil tanker has overturned and exploded at Bahawalpur in Pakistan, leading to the death of more than 150 people. More information about the accident can be read here.
To sum it up, India TV’s fact-check video was clipped to falsely claim that Sharukh Khan has donated 45 Crore Rupees to Pakistan Oil tanker blast victims.
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