A screenshot of a tweet purportedly by BBC Hindi is viral on social media. According to the tweet, actor Shah Rukh Khan has stated that Pakistan is his second home and that Khan would donate his upcoming movie Pathaan’s first day earnings to a Pakistani NGO. Co-actor John Abraham has supported his stance. Additionally, the tweet also claims that actress Deepika Padukone has expressed that she is unafraid of the boycott gang on social media. The text of the tweet reads “शाहरुख का बड़ा बयान:- पाकिस्तान मेरा दूसरा घर, पठान की पहले दिन की कमाई को पाकिस्तानी NGO के लिए किया जाएगा डोनेट। जॉन इब्राहिम ने किया सपोर्ट, दीपिका ने कहा कि बॉयकॉट गेंग से पहले भी नही डरी अब भी नही डरूँगी”.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) worker Vikash Ahir shared a screenshot of the tweet with #BoycottBollywood. (Archive)

The screenshot is also viral on Facebook.

Fact Check

Upon a closer look at the viral screenshots, we noticed the text ‘Twitter for OKSatire’ written at the bottom. It has been cropped out in some of the images. We have highlighted the text for the benefit of the reader.

Upon probing further, we found that OK Satire is a Facebook page labelled Satire/parody. The description of the page reads, ‘Parody Tweets That seems Real’.

We further found that OK Satire had uploaded the viral screenshot on their page on December 15. This is the earliest instance of this image on social media.

We also searched BBC Hindi’s official Twitter account for the viral tweet, but couldn’t find any instance of them claiming this information. Moreover, there’s no information on Khan donating Pathaan’s first-day earnings to a Pakistani NGO.

Hence, a screenshot of a tweet by BBC Hindi claiming that Shah Rukh Khan would donate his movie Pathaan’s first-day earnings to a Pakistani NGO has been making the rounds on social media. Many users have shared the screenshot with #BoycottBollywood. In reality, the ‘parody tweet’ was originally uploaded on a satirical page on Facebook named ‘Ok Satire’.

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