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Did Vineeta Singh Play a Role in the Film ‘3 Idiots’? No, the Claim is False

People claimed that the Shark Tank India judge played the role of Mrs Rastogi in the film 3 Idiots.

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Did Vineeta Singh Play a Role in the Film ‘3 Idiots’? No, the Claim is False
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A collage of two pictures is going viral on the internet to claim that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sugar Cosmetics and Shark Tank India judge, Vineeta Singh, played a role of a poor mother in the film 3 Idiots.

An archive of the post can be found here.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

(Archives of similar claims can be found here, here, and here.)

What is the truth?: The role of the poor mother was played by actor Amardeep Jha, and not Vineeta Singh as claimed. The film was released in 2009.

  • Jha played the role of Raju Rastogi's mother. Raju Rastogi was one of the film's central characters and was played by Sharman Joshi.

  • Rastogi was the most poverty-stricken character in the film, where his family struggled to make ends meet.


Who is Amardeep Jha?: Jha is an Indian film and television actor who is known for her roles in films like PK and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas.

How did we find out?: We performed a keyword search and came across the film's entire cast and crew list on IMDb, an online database. It shows that the character of Mrs Rastogi was played by Amardeep Jha.

The character of Rastogi's mother was played by Amardeep Jha.

(Source: IMDb/Screenshot/Altered by The Quint)

  • Further, we found a tweet on Singh's Twitter account posted on 12 March 2022.

  • The video opens with a comparison of Singh with Rastogi's mother's character. Singh can also be seen jokingly reenacting the character

  • She uploaded the video with the caption, "All is not well. Stop with the photoshopping, Team @trySUGAR."

On comparing Singh's picture with an image of Mrs Rastogi's character, we found that it shows two different people.

A comparison clearly highlights the difference.

(Source: Netflix/Screenshot/Altered by The Quint)

Conclusion: The role of the poor mother or Raju Rastogi's mother, was played by Bollywood actor Amardeep Jha and not Vineeta Singh, as claimed.

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