A picture of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood holding a placard is doing the rounds all over social media claiming that Sonu Sood is supporting RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.
The Facebook read, “सोनू सूद ने कहा बिहार के विकास के लिए तेजस्वी जी को वोट दें।”
(Translation: Sonu Sood said vote for Tejashwi Ji for the development of Bihar.)
The placard read, “मतदान करें पलायन मुक्त बिहार के लिए , तेजस्वी भव: बिहार”
(Translation: Vote for migration-free Bihar, Tejashwi Bhava: Bihar.)
Another similar post was found here.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be morphed.
On putting the picture through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture on Jamshedpur Updates on Facebook dated October 22, 2020.
The Facebook post read, “#जमशेदपुर के कलाकार Artist #Arjun_Das आज #Sonu_Sood जी से मिले और और अपनी हाथों से बनाई पेंटिंग उन्हें गिफ्ट की”
(Translation: Artist Arjun Das from Jamshedpur and gifted self-made painting made to actor Sonu Sood.)
We also found the same picture in a news article on Jagran dated October 22, 2020, claiming that artist Arjun Das made and gave a painting to actor Sonu Sood.
Moreover, we also found a video of actor Sonu Sood thanking city artist Arjun Das who gifted the canvas to him.
Another news report was found here.
Also, we found a Tweet by the artist Arjun Das thanking actor Sonu Sood for inviting him to Mumbai.
@SonuSood सोनू भाई , मुझे मुम्बई बुलाने और इतना सम्मान देने के लिये बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद, आभार 🙏💐💐 हमारा जमशेदपुर का प्यार आपके साथ हमेशा है कभी जरुर याद किजीये। मुझे गर्व होगा।
Also thanks to @shubhamVawasthi Bhai & @FcSonuSood pic.twitter.com/uZBnvOO4Lg
— Arjun Das artist (@dasjsr) October 19, 2020
On comparing the Fake vs Real collage, we can clearly see that the social media picture of actor Sonu Sood holding placard is morphed and the fake caption has been superimposed on the original picture.
However, we also found a Tweet by Sonu Sood dated October 28, 2020, in which he has appealed to the people to participate in Bihar elections and vote wisely. But he is not promoting any particular politician.
जिस दिन हमारे बिहारी भाइयों को घर छोड़ कर दूसरे राज्य नहीं जाना पड़ेगा।
जिस दिन दूसरे राज्य के लोग बिहार में काम ढूँढने आएँगे।
उस दिन देश की जीत होगी।
वोट के लिए बटन उँगली से नहीं
दिमाग़ से लगाना 🙏#biharelections
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) October 28, 2020
Hence, this proves that the social media picture in question is altered with false claims.
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