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Kareena Kapoor Khan did not make this purported statement on Karwa Chauth


A statement allegedly made by Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan about the Hindu festival of Karwa Chauth has been circulating on social media platforms. According to the viral post, Kareena Kapoor has purportedly described Karwa Chauth fasting as fraudulent. This article aims to investigate this claim.

Claim: Kareena Kapoor Khan called Karwa Chauth fasting a fraud, to which actress Dipika Chikhlia responded with harsh statements.

Fact: No reliable sources were found to verify that Kareena Kapoor Khan or Dipika Chikhlia made such statements. Our search found an NDTV Movies report from 2013 in which the actress expressed that she favours celebration, eating, and work over fasting during Karwa Chauth. Therefore, the claim made in the post is False.

The fact-checking process involved conducting a basic keyword search on the internet to verify if Kareena Kapoor Khan, a prominent celebrity in India, did make such a controversial statement. Generally, any controversial remarks from such a public figure would garner significant media attention. However, the search yielded no news reports confirming the alleged statement. We did not even find any statement made by Dipika Chikhlia responding to the alleged statement made by Kareena Kapoor on Karwa Chauth, on any of her social media accounts (here and here)

Further research revealed a 2013 NDTV Movies report (also here and here) that quoted Kareena Kapoor Khan stating her personal preference in celebrating Karwa Chauth. “I don’t need to starve to prove my love. I am not going to fast. I am a Kapoor. I can’t live without food. I would celebrate it by eating, working, by promoting my film,” she said. Kareena Kapoor Khan is married to Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan.

To sum up, the viral post claiming that Kareena Kapoor Khan called Karwa Chauth fasting a fraud is false. This fact-checking found no credible source to support the claim, and Kapoor Khan’s past statements show a different outlook on the festival.


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