Fact Check: Prank Video Shared As Arjun Kapoor Slapping RJ During Film Promotion

A video of Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor slapping Radio Mirchi FM’s Radio Jockey (RJ) is being shared on social media, claiming that recently the actor slapped the RJ when he was there to promote his film. 

The video was shared with a caption: और बुलाओ इन भाँडो को इनका ही प्रोमोशन करते हो और इनसे ही थप्पड़ खाते हो यही औकात रह गयी हैं तुम्हारी अब (English translation: Call such people only. You promote them and then get slapped by them, this is your position now.)

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

Running a keyword search, we found the same video on the verified YouTube channel Mirchi Plus, uploaded on May 29, 2016, with a title: REVEALED | Why did Arjun Kapoor Slap Mirchi RJ Arpit? | Radio Mirchi

In the video, Arjun Kapoor can be seen slapping the RJ and then at 40 seconds, RJ Arpit reveals that it was a prank. He says: “Happy April Fool’s Day. Ki & Ka is releasing on April 1, 2016. Arjun Kapoor, do you want to say something?”
To this, Arjun replies: “Don’t try this at home.” Following this, both of them can be seen laughing and promoting Ki & Ka, starring Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
Hence, from the above fact check, it is clear that the viral video is a prank and is being shared with misleading context.

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