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Photo shows Amitabh Bachchan Shaking hands with Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan, not with Dawood Ibrahim

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A photo of Amitabh Bachchan is being shared on social media claiming it as the photo of Amitabh Bachchan shaking hands with Underworld Don Dawood Ibrahim. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Photo of Amitabh Bachchan shaking hands with Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Fact: Photo shows Amitabh Bachchan shaking hands with the Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, not the Underworld Don Dawood Ibrahim. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, a similar photo was found in a report published by ‘The Times of India’ news website on ‘25 March 2010’. In the description of the photo, it is mentioned as the photo of Ashok Chavan with Amitabh Bachchan at the commissioning ceremony of Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link. Sharing the same photo, ‘Outlook India’ article describes, ‘Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavan shakes hands with Amitabh Bachchan during the commissioning ceremony of the north-bound carriageway of the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link in Mumbai’. The same photo can also be seen in an article published by ‘The Hindu’ news website.

When this photo went viral on social media recently claiming Amitabh Bachchan with Dawood Ibrahim, Abhishek Bachchan clarified in his tweet that the person along with his father is Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.

To sum it up, Photo of Amitabh Bachchan Shaking hands with Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan is falsely shared as that with Dawood Ibrahim.

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