A photo is being shared on social media claiming that ‘The Kerala Story’ film actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee married a Muslim man even after the release of her film. The post claims that Devoleena Bhattacharjee despite working in the film ‘The Kerala Story’, knew it is a propaganda film and boldly married a Muslim named Shanwaz Shaikh. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: ‘The Kerala Story’ actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee married a Muslim man after the release of her film.
Fact: Devoleena Bhattacharjee did not work in ‘The Kerala Story’ film and the photo shared in the post shows Devoleena Bhattacharjee posing for a picture with her co-artist Vishal Singh. Devoleena Bhattacharjee married her gym-trainer Shanwaz Shaikh in December 2022 way before the release of the ‘The Kerala Story’ film. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, the same photo was found published by different news websites in December 2022. These news websites reported it as the photo of Devoleena Bhattacharjee posingfor a picture with her co-actor and best friend Vishal Singh during her Haldi and Mehendi ceremony. Vishal Singh shared the same photo on his Instagram handle on 14 December 2022.
When we searched to find further sources, we found that Devoleena Bhattacharjee got married to her gym trainer Shanwaz Shaikh on 14 December 2022. Several news websites published articles reporting about Devoleena Bhattacharjee’s marriage in December 2022. They can be seen here, here and here.
Devoleena Bhattacharjee shared a picture taken with both Vishal Singh and her husband Shanwaz Shaikh on her Instagram handle. When we searched to check whether ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ tv serial fame Devoleena Bhattacharjee acted in ‘The Kerala Story’ movie, we could not find her name in the cast list of ‘The Kerala Story’ movie.
Reacting to a tweet narrating a story of how an interfaith relationship came to an end after watching ‘The Kerala Story’ movie, Devoleena Bhattacharjee tweeted, “Its not always like that. My husband is a Muslim & came with me to watch the movie & he appreciated it. He neither took it as an offence nor he felt it was against his religion. And I feel that’s how every Indian should be like.” Devoleena Bhattacharjee made multiple other tweets related to ‘The Kerala Story’ controversy. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that Devoleena Bhattacharjee had not acted in the film ‘The Kerala Story’ and that the photo shared in the post shows Devoleena posing a picture with her co-star Vishal Singh, not with her husband Shanwaz Shaikh.
To sum it up, Devoleena Bhattacharjee did not act in ‘The Kerala Story’ movie and she got married in December 2022 way before the release of the film.