Amid the outbreak of Coronavirus, a picture post is doing the rounds on social media, according to which, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has donated Rs 250 crore to fight COVID-19.
The text along with the picture of PM Modi and Salman Khan read- “Coronavirus महामारी देखते हुए सलमान ख़ान ने सरकार को दिया 250 करोड़ का चेक|”
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be false.
On putting relevant keywords such as ‘Salman Khan’, ‘Donation’, ‘Rs 250 crore’, ‘Coronavirus’, ‘COVID-19’ on a Google search, we didn’t find any credible report supporting the above claim.
We further scanned through Salman’s official Twitter handle and there was no mention of any such donations.
At the time of filing this report, in the latest tweet on March 22, 2020, he had posted a video making an appeal to not go out during the lockdown.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 21, 2020
Meanwhile, the picture of Salman and PM Modi in the above post is a screengrab of a video when the two had met on November 06, 2014.
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