Fact Check: Does viral video show Aamir Khan taking a dig at BJP?

The viral video is an edited version and Aamir Khan has made no such claims.
Fact Check: Does viral video show Aamir Khan taking a dig at BJP?

During a rally in 2014, prime minister Narendra Modi said that the BJP would bring back black money to India if they came to power. Many also claim that PM Modi promised to deposit Rs 15 lakhs in every citizen’s account after elections.

In the above context, a video is widely being shared on social media in which Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is allegedly criticising the BJP indirectly. “If you think that India is a poor nation then you are wrong. In India, every citizen must have Rs 15 lakh. What did you say? If you do not have that amount, then where did your 15 lakhs go? Beware of bluffmasters,” the actor could be seen saying.

A social media user shared the video with the caption, “Every citizen of India is a millionaire. Because everyone should have at least 15 lakhs. What did you say? You don’t have Rs 15 lakhs in your account. So where did your 15 lakhs go? Be careful with such jokers. Otherwise, it will be your loss. (translated from Hindi)”

Similar posts can be seen here and here.

Fact Check

SouthCheck found the claim to be fake.

On closely observing the video, we found music at the end of the video. It was from Aamir Khan’s popular TV show, Satyamev Jayate. Moreover, we also observed that the lip syncing was not appropriate in the video.

On doing a Google reverse image search, we found the original and unedited video uploaded by the official YouTube channel of Satyamev Jayate. The video was 36 seconds long promo video of the fourth episode of Satyamev Jayate titled, ‘Satyamev Jayate Ep 4 Promo – Each Indian is entitled to one crore!’. We can see Aamir Khan wearing the same t-shirt from the viral video in this one too.

In the original video, Khan does not mention ‘15 Lakhs’ or ‘jumlas’ at any point. Instead, he mentions the Rs 1 crore, as part of the episode's usual programming.  

Moreover, we found multiple news reports such as the ones from News18 and The Times of India that stated that Aamir Khan’s team has released a statement clarifying that the viral video is fake. He also filed an FIR in the cyber cell department of the Mumbai Police.

Hence, we can ascertain that the viral claim is fake.

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