No, This Video Doesn’t Show Chinese Artists Dancing on ‘Jai Ho’

A doctored video on the internet shows Chinese artists performing ‘Jai Ho’ choreography. 

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No, This Video Doesn’t Show Chinese Artists Dancing on ‘Jai Ho’

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A video doing the rounds on social media which shows Chinese Martial Arts Artists performing ‘Jai Ho’ choreography has caught the attention of netizens. Multiple users, across platforms, are sharing this video claiming that these artists used AR Rahman’s popular composition for their act.

Screenshot of the viral video
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

The video was also shared by actor Kabir Bedi on Twitter. But he didn’t claim that the artists were dancing to the tune of Jai ho.

In a caption along with the post, Bedi wrote, “CLEVER! I don’t believe that JAI HO! was really the soundtrack of this spectacular show in China. But it’s fascinating to see mass choreography performed with such incredible precision. Could be computer graphics. Anybody know if it’s real? No matter, well worth a WATCH (sic).”

Screenshot of the tweet. 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)


The Quint could verify that the video is doctored and the Chinese Martial Arts Artists were performing as part of the Spring Festival Gala, 2019. The original video has a Chinese song playing in the background.


On conducting a Yandex reverse image search, we found that the video was uploaded as a part of the Spring Festival Gala, 2019. Further, a search using keywords directed us to the original video published by China Global TV Netword (CGTN) on YouTube.

We were also able to find a BBC report related to the event.

According to CGTN, the act was presented by Henan Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School. and the team mainly composed of teenage boys who stunned the audience with their strength and accuracy.

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