Fact Check: Viral Post Claiming That Devoleena Bhattacharjee Has Acted In The Kerala Story Is False

A picture claiming to show Indian actress Devoleena Bhattacharya with her husband Shahnawaz Sheikh is doing the rounds on social media. Many users have criticised the actress for working in The Kerala Story and then marrying a Muslim man. Others have also criticised the movie and its supporters for spreading propaganda towards a particular community.

A Facebook user posted the viral post with a caption: केरला_स्टोरी अभिनेत्री #देवालिना_भट्टाचार्य’ के पति #शाहनवाज_शेख देख लो #अंधभक्तो अपने #जीजा जी को.. जिस अभिनेत्री ने फिल्म में काम क्या उसने फिल्म बन ने k baad #मुसलमान से शादी करली क्यो के उसको पता है k #thekerlastory totally #propganda Or #झूठी film hai सिर्फ #अंधभक्त को ही #गोबर को #हलवा समझकर खाने की अदादत पड़ चुका है (English translation: The Kerala Story actress #Devalina_Bhattacharya’s Husband #Shahnawaz_Sheikh look at #blind devotees your #brother-in-law.. The actress who worked in the film did she become a film k baad #married to a Muslim because she knows k #thekerlastory totally #propganda Or #false film hai Only #blind bhakts have had the habit of eating cow dung thinking it as #halwa.)

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

Running a Reverse Image Search of the viral picture, along with relevant keywords around the marriage of Devoleena Bhattacharya, we spotted a news report in Navbharat Times, dated December 14, 2022 and titled: Devoleena Bhattacharjee Husband: जानें कौन हैं देवोलीना के हसबैंड शहनवाज, क्यों गुपचुप रचाई गई ये शादी (English- Devoleena Bhattacharjee Husband: Know who is Devoleena’s husband Shahnawaz, why this marriage was arranged secretly).  

The article informs about Devoleena’s marriage on December 13, 2022, and gives insights into who her husband is. The report confirms that she married a man named Shahnawaz Sheikh, who was her personal trainer. We can also see some pictures from their wedding in the article and it is clear from these images that the man in the viral picture looks completely different from Shahnawaz Sheikh. 

We also came across an Instagram post by a user named Vishal Singh. The picture in this post matches the viral image. Searching online about Vishal Singh and Devoleena, we came to know that the duo worked together for a serial named Saath Nibhaana Saathiya

An article, published in OTTplay on December 14, 2022, confirms that the actress married Shahnawaz and not Vishal Singh.

We could not find any mention of Devoleena Bhattacharjee on the official IMDB page of The Kerala Story movie.  

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming Devoleena Bhattacharjee married a Muslim man even after acting in The Kerala Story, is False.

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