On September 14, Congress leader and former actress Nagma tweeted a video and wrote, “A BJP top leader’s son auditioning for Dance India Dance (Noida edition) created a disgusting & shameless scene along with his father & other goons. Welcome to the real India. Jai Ho. BJP’s dominance is the norm in UP.” She has since deleted this tweet but and archived link can be accessed here.

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Many users shared this clip with the same claim on Facebook.

 

A BJP top leader’s son auditioning for Dance India Dance (Noida edition) created a disgusting & shameless scene along with his father & other goons. Welcome to “REAL” India ! Jai Ho. 😱😆👎🏼

Posted by Casper Tariang on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Twitter user @MODIJI_helpus tweeted the clip, writing, “Look at this powerful Noida builder’s son openly bullying the judges on Zee TV’s Dance India Dance show.”

Fact-check

The video in question was part of a prank on an episode of ‘Dance India Dance’ reality show. We found fact-check reports on the video by BOOM and The Quint from September 10–11. The clip has been taken from a Season 5 episode of the show. Recently, some Facebook pages posted the viral clip writing that it was a prank. The post below is from August 22, 2020. Another page had shared this video on August 20. It is about 7 minutes long while the clip that has gone viral currently is about 5 minutes.

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The first episode of Season 5 of ‘Dance India Dance’ premiered on June 27, 2015. The original episode is over an hour long. We have inserted some screenshots below of what happens right after the 46-minute mark. Here, Master Punit Pathak explains to the audience that this was all a prank. The screenshots were taken from ZEE5, a subscription-based streaming site and app.

Thus a staged video was shared as BJP leader’s son threatening judges on ‘Dance India Dance’.

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