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Jansatta Didn't Publish Report on SRK Crediting 'Muslim Fans' For His Success

The screenshot in question has been altered and Jansatta did not publish any such information on Shah Rukh Khan.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Social media users shared a morphed image to falsely claim that  <em>Jansatta</em> carried a report on  actor Shah Rukh Khan crediting fans of a particular community for his success.</p></div>
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A screenshot of an article purportedly published by media outlet Jansatta is being shared on Facebook to claim that Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan credited fans of a single community for his success as a superstar.

However, we found that the screenshot in question has been altered and that the organisation did not publish any such information.

CLAIM

The text written in Hindi in the viral screenshot, when translated to English, reads: "If I am a superstar today, then the biggest thank you is to our Muslim brothers who, even after being poor, only watched the films of Khans. Our Islam also favours such a Muslim bonhomie."

<div class="paragraphs"><p>You can view the archived version <a href="https://perma.cc/XU6P-NGGK">here</a>.</p></div>

You can view the archived version here.

(Source: Facebook/ Screenshot)

The archived version of the posts shared by other Facebook users carrying the viral screenshot can be viewed here and here.

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WHAT WE FOUND OUT

We searched for the article using the keywords mentioned in the headline seen in the viral screenshot, however, the search didn't yield any results.

Next, we compared the screenshot in question with an article published by Jansatta by viewing it on a mobile phone. It can be seen that the font of the text beneath the headline is different in both the cases.

Further, both the screenshots show a difference in the template used.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Left: Viral screenshot. Right: Jansatta article on mobile view.</p></div>

Left: Viral screenshot. Right: Jansatta article on mobile view.

(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

We also compared the viral screenshot with another Jansatta article by opening it on the media outlet's app and found several discrepancies in terms of font and template.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Left: Viral screenshot. Right: Jansatta article on app view.</p></div>

Left: Viral screenshot. Right: Jansatta article on app view.

(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Moreover, one of the sentences in the viral screenshot is grammatically incorrect. The sentence in question is: "आज अगर मैं सुपरस्टार हूँ तो सबसे बड़ा वाला थैंक उन हमारे मुसलमान भाइयों को है जिन्होंने गरीब होने के बाद भी सिर्फ हम खान्स की फिल्में देखी (sic)" (Translated: If I am a superstar today, then the biggest thank you is to our Muslim brothers who, even after being poor, only watched the films of Khans.)

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, 29 September, Jansatta took to Twitter to state that the screenshot being shared on social media is "completely fake."

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Jansatta issued a clarification on the viral screenshot.</p></div>

Jansatta issued a clarification on the viral screenshot.

(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

Also, we couldn't find any credible news report that carried the quote being attributed to the Bollywood actor.

Evidently, social media users shared a morphed image to falsely claim that news outlet Jansatta carried a report on Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan crediting fans of a particular community for his success.

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