Fact Check: Old Images of Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor with UK PM Rishi Sunak Viral as Recent

A post is going viral on social media claiming that Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor recently met UK’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

The post reads: ब्रिटेन के नए पीएम ऋषि सुनक से मिली बॉलीवुड सिंगर कनिका कपूर, शेयर की पोस्ट
Rishi Sunak Kanika Kapoor #RishiSunak #kanikakapoor #singer #BritainPM (English translation: Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor met Britain’s new PM Rishi Sunak, shared post Rishi Sunak Kanika Kapoor #RishiSunak #kanikakapoor #singer #BritainPM)

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found the pictures to be old.

A report by The Economic Times mentions that the pictures were taken at the UK-India Awards 2022, held by the India Global Forum.

The website of the India Global Forum has also mentioned that the event was held from June 27 to July 1, 2022, where Kanika Kapoor bagged a ‘Special Award for Contribution to Arts & Culture’.

Rishi Sunak had also delivered a keynote speech at the 4th UK-India Awards on July 1, 2022.

Also, pictures from the event were uploaded on the Twitter handle of India Global Forum in July 2022, where both Kanika Kapoor and Rishi Sunak can be seen in the same attire as that in the viral image.

Thus, it can be concluded that the pictures in circulation are from July 2022.

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