Old Video of Rishi Kapoor Shared as ‘Last Clip’ From Hospital
The video is from earlier this year in February when Kapoor was admitted to the Max Hospital in New Delhi.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday, 30 April. Soon after, a video of the acclaimed actor singing a song on a hospital bed started circulating on the internet, with a claim that it is from the final moments before he passed away.
However, we found that the claim is false and the video is from earlier this year, in February, when Kapoor was admitted to the Max Hospital in New Delhi.
The post is being widely shared on Twitter and Facebook, with users claiming that this is the last video of the actor, which he shot alongside a ward boy in the hospital.
WHAT WE FOUND
A simple look at the video raised some red flags. First, the healthcare worker wasn’t wearing a mask, which is highly unlikely given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Further, he can be seen wearing a sweater, which made us pursue the video further.
A Google reverse image search directed us to the same video, uploaded on YouTube, on 28 February.
A Google Keyword search using the terms “Rishi Kapoor hospitalised” led us to several news articles from February, which stated that the actor was hospitalised in Delhi in February this year.
Kapoor was admitted to the Max Hospital in Delhi earlier this year. We then confirmed with our entertainment reporter and learnt that Kapoor was admitted to the Max Hospital in Delhi, after he complained of pollution cough.
Next, we reached out to hospital officials, who confirmed that the video was shot when the veteran actor was indeed admitted to the hospital in February.
Hence, an old video is being circulated with a false claim that it is Rishi Kapoor’s last video before his death.
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