Fact Check: No, The Viral Image Does NOT Show Salman Khan Holding Bangladeshi Actor Salman Shah’s Portrait

An image of Bollywood actor Salman Khan has gone viral in which he is purportedly holding a portrait of Bangladeshi actor Salman Shah. Many social media users are sharing the image with a claim that Salman Khan made Salman Shah’s portrait as a tribute to him.

Salman Shah a.k.a. Shahriar Chowdhury Emon was a Bangladeshi film and television actor, who was very popular in the 1990s. He passed away in 1996 at the age of 21.

The image is being shared with a caption that reads, “Humble Tribute Hero Salman Shah Look how international celebs treat Salman Shah .”

The link to the post can be seen here. Similar posts can be seen here, here, here and here.


NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be false.

On doing a Reverse Image Search, we found a similar image that was uploaded by a Twitter user on December 4, 2017. In this photo, Salman Khan is seen holding his own  portrait along with his mother. The image was shared with a caption that reads, “Handsome #SalmanKhan with portrait of Him and Mom by Pameli Kayal.”

We compared both the images and found everything to be the same except the portrait that Salman Khan is holding.

The same image was also uploaded by Pinterest.

Taking a cue from the above post, we searched for Pameli Kayal, and found that the same image was uploaded by her on her Instagram with the caption that reads, “Thank you @beingsalmankhan.”

A YouTube Channel, Movie Adda, also uploaded a video of Salman Khan holding his own  portrait with his mother. The title of the video reads, “Salman Khan Poses With Painting Of Him & His Mom Salma Khan.”

NewsMobile has also reached out to the artist Pameli Kayal and the article will be updated after we get her response.

Hence, we can conclude that the viral image is morphed. In the original image, Salman Khan is holding a portrait of him with his mother and NOT of Salman Shah.

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