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Scripted Video of Women Drinking Alcohol Shared to Take a Dig at Delhi CM

The video in its disclaimer states that it is made for "entertainment and promotional" purposes only.

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Scripted Video of Women Drinking Alcohol Shared to Take a Dig at Delhi CM
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Social media users are sharing a video that shows two girls drinking liquor publicly and later swearing on a man who questions them for drinking in the open space is being shared to take a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, congratulating him for "making Delhi the liquor capital".

The video is being shared in the backdrop of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma bringing a liquor bottle in the Lok Sabha on 6 December to hit out at the AAP government for the new Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22. He had accused Kejriwal of promoting alcohol consumption among the youth to earn revenue.

However, we found the video is a scripted one made for "entertainment" purposes only and doesn't show a real-life incident.

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CLAIM

The video has been shared by Renuka Jain, who has often been called out for spreading misinformation, along with a claim that reads, "Congratulations Arvind Kejriwal for making Delhi liquor capital.(sic)"

The video posted on 7 December has over 39,000 views at the time of writing this article.

An archive of the tweet can be found here

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

More archived links of the video shared with similar claims can be found here, here, here and here.

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WHAT WE FOUND

At 1:07 minutes into the video, we could see a disclaimer.

It read, "The video is for entertainment and promotional purposes only. It falls under fair use law. We do not wish to make any commercial use. All the contents are intended to showcase the creativity of the artist involved and is strictly done for promotional purpose.(sic)"

The disclaimer could be seen in the middle of the video. 

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Next, we could see a watermark in the video 'Instagram - Mr_thakur1612'.

We looked for the profile on Instagram and the user name read Sunny Thakur and described him as an actor.

We also found the video on his Facebook page named 'Thakur Prank'.

(Warning: The video contains abusive language.)

At the end of the video from 7:38 mins, Thakur can be seen clarifying that the girls in the video were acting.

Clearly, a scripted video made for entertainment purpose is being falsely shared on social media taking a dig at Kejriwal.

The Quint's WebQoof team has debunked more such scripted videos that were shared with misleading claims and sometimes with communal claims.

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Topics:  AAP    Arvind Kejriwal   Liquor 

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