Fact Check: No, This Isn’t A Kashmiri Boy Resembling Shah Rukh Khan; Here’s The Truth

A picture of a boy, with strong resemblance to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is doing rounds on social media. It is being claimed that the picture is of a Kashmiri boy who resembles the Bollywood actor.

The Facebook caption read, “Kashmiri boy is making rounds on Social media who looks Like as Bollywood Badshah @iamsrk (SRK’s body double) !”

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false and misleading.

We got our first clue when we saw a comment claiming it to be fake. The comment read, “Fake sir. This is how Faceapp works.”

On putting the picture through Google Reverse Image Search, we found a similar looking picture on Getty Images dated May 23, 2002.

The picture description read, “Indian actor Shahrukh Khan poses for photographers
CANNES, FRANCE: Indian actor Shahrukh Khan poses for photographers during the photocall for the film “Devdas” by Indian director Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the 55th Cannes film festival 23 May 2002. The film is presented tonight out of the competition. AFP PHOTO ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)”

With the help of Fake vs Real collage, we can clearly see that the original picture has been modified with false claims.

STEP 1: We first searched for FaceApp on Apple Store.

STEP 2: Then we downloaded and opened the FaceApp.

STEP 3: After opening the application, we then selected Shah Rukh Khan’s picture from the gallery.

STEP 4: We then selected the age option after selecting the picture from the gallery.

STEP 5:After the ‘age’ option, we then clicked on the child option and found that the original picture can be modified using FaceApp.

In conclusion, the viral picture of Shah Rukh Khan has been modified with the help of FaceApp. Don’t fall for false and misleading claims.

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