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Scripted videos shot for informative purposes are being shared as real incidents

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Update (17 August 2022):

Another video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of school students romancing in the streets of Delhi. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of school students romancing in the streets of Delhi.

Fact: The video shared in the post is a scripted one. A video creator named Ankur Jatuskaran produced this video for entertainment. This video does not show a real incident in Delhi. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video, an extended version of the video was found in a few Facebook and YouTube posts published in July 2022. At 0:31 minutes of this 5:39 minutes full video, one could see a disclaimer stating it to be a scripted drama created for entertainment and educational purposes. In the last few minutes of this video, we could see a man pouring a bucket full of water on students. He is Ankur Jatuskaran, a video creator who publishes scripted and prank videos on his social media handles. According to the ‘News Mobile’ fact-check article, Ankur Jatuskaran published this video on his Facebook page on 25 July 2022. But currently, this video is not available on any of his social media handles. A few other scripted videos published by Ankur Jatuskaran can be seen here, here and here.  

Update (09 August 2022):

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Another video is being shared on social media claiming it as the visuals of a bride escaping from her wedding ceremony with her boyfriend. This video shows a boy applying Sindoor on the bride’s forehead and taking her away from the marriage event while the old aged groom is engaged in a conversation with others at the event. News websites like ‘ABP’ have also published this video with a similar claim. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a boyfriend applying sindoor on the bride’s forehead and taking her away from the marriage ceremony.

Fact: The video shared in the post is a scripted one. A video creator named Divya Vikram published this video on her social media handles. The video does not show a real incident. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.

On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video, a video with similar visuals was found published on a Facebook page named Divya Vikram on 08 July 2022. Divya Vikram is a video creator who publishes scripted dramas on her Facebook and other social media handles. Divya Vikram published another video portraying the same drama but showing a different bride. The actors shown in the video were seen in several other scripted dramas published on the Facebook and YouTube handles of Divya Vikram. A few of those videos can be seen here, here and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is a scripted one.

Update (19 July 2022):

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A video is being shared on social media with the claim that it shows a few women partying at home with alcohol while their parents were away. It is shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of women partying at home with alcohol.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

An extended version of the same video was posted by actress Poonam Bajwa on her official Facebook page. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. Also, the same video can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

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A video is being shared on social media with the claim that it shows children being kidnapped by a gang. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of children being kidnapped by a gang.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The extended version of the same video was found to be uploaded by the ‘Social Message’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts such scripted videos. Also, on the posted video, one can observe a disclaimer saying – “This video is a complete fiction all the events in the video are scripted and made for awareness purpose only….”

Update (13 JULY 2022):

A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a soldier catching his wife having an affair with a neighbour. The video is being shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a soldier catching his wife having an affair with a neighbour.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

An extended version of the same video was posted by actress Priya on her official Facebook page. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. The same building can be seen in other such scripted videos here. Also, the same video can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (01 JULY 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a man doubting a burqa-clad woman for having an affair. It is shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a man doubting a burqa-clad woman for having an affair.

Fact: The video in the post does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The same actor can be found in multiple such videos. In some of the videos, he can also be seen wearing the same dress. Those videos can be seen here and here. One of the videos featuring him describes in the title that the video was made for social awareness. The actor’s photo can be also found on the ‘Street Help’ YouTube channel, which had been regularly posting such scripted videos.

Update (27 JUNE 2022):

A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a 50-year-old woman marrying a 21-year-old boy. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a 50-year-old woman marrying a 21-year-old boy.

Fact: The video in the post is a scripted one. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When we searched with keywords on the internet, the same video was found to be uploaded by the ‘Tanya Dhawan’ YouTube channel. Many such scripted videos can be seen on that channel. At 12 seconds in the posted video (also, in the YouTube video) one can also see a disclaimer saying – “This content made in this video should be considered for entertainment purposes only……”. So, the incident in the video is not real.

Update (24 JUNE 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim it shows a soldier rescuing a child from an accident. It is being shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a soldier rescuing a child from an accident.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The extended version of the same video was found to be uploaded by the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel. In the description of the video, it can be read that it is a scripted video. Also, at the end of the extended version of the video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Many such scripted videos can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel.

Another similar scripted video with actors wearing the same dresses can be found to be uploaded by actress Priya. That video also has the same disclaimer.

Update (23 JUNE 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a father-in-law who married his daughter-in-law after his son’s death. The video is being shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a father-in-law who married his daughter-in-law after his son’s death.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When we searched for the video with some keywords, an extended version of the same video was found on Facebook. At the end of that video, there is a disclaimer saying – “Everything in this video is imaginary”. Also, the following Facebook recommendation comes with the post – “Watch more original videos by: Rahul Expose”.

On the Facebook page of ‘Rahul Expose’, many such scripted videos with the same girl can be seen. Also, the sequel to the posted video can be found on his page. The same disclaimer can be found at the end of the sequel video too.  

Update (18 MAY 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows two army women helping an injured pregnant woman. It is interpreted as a real incident by many social media users. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of two army women helping an injured pregnant woman.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

If one sees the full video, at the end of the posted video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Also, Actress Priya posted the same video on her office Facebook page and wrote the following in the description- “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”.

Update (13 MAY 2022):

A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a policewoman helping a schoolgirl who is on her periods, on the road . The video is being shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a policewoman helping a schoolgirl who is on her periods.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The extended version of the same video was found to be uploaded by the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel. In the title of the video, it can be read that it is a social awareness video. Also, at the end of the extended version of the video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Many such scripted videos can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel.

Update (09 MAY 2022):

A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim couple helping a Hindu man who fell sick suddenly and suffered from fits on the road. It is shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a Muslim couple helping a Hindu man who fell sick suddenly and suffered from fits on the road.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

An extended version of the same video was posted by actress Priya on her official Facebook page. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. Also, the same video (with a different date on the video) can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (04 MAY 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a real incident where a person dressed as Hanuman can be seen helping a Muslim woman pick up fruits. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a person dressed as Hanuman helping a Muslim woman.

Fact: The video is a scripted video. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Poonam Bajwa posted the same video on her office Facebook page and wrote the following in the description- “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. At the end of the video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Also, the same video (with a different timestamp) can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (28 APRIL 2022):

A social media post accompanying a video of a Hindu priest catching a thief who stole the wallet of a Muslim woman offering namaz on a footpath is being widely circulated. The video is being shared as a real incident which is evident from the comments section.

Claim: Video of a Hindu priest catching a thief who stole wallet of a Muslim woman offering namaz on a footpath.

Fact: This is a scripted and does not show any real incident. Popular Telugu actress Priya shared this video initially on her Facebook page. She categorically mentioned in the post that it is scripted video and is made for educational purpose. Moreover at the end of the video there is a clear disclaimer stating that it  is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

This is a scripted video and was initially shared by a popular Telugu actress Priya. In the post that shared this video, she clearly mentioned that it is a scripted drama made for educational purposes.

Further, at the end of the video, there is a disclaimer stating that it is a scripted drama. The actress has shared many such scripted dramas through her Facebook page.

Update (14 APRIL 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a few strangers offering food to a woman and robbing her at a bus stop. It is being shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a few strangers offering food to a woman and robbing her at a bus stop.

Fact: It is a scripted video. The video does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Priya has posted an extended version of the same video on her official Facebook page. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. Also, the same video can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (13 APRIL 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a case of love jihad. In the video, it can be seen that Salman (a Muslim) tries to marry a Hindu girl by posing himself as Rahul (a Hindu). Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a case of love jihad. Salman poses as Rahul to marry a Hindu girl.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. The video was first posted on Facebook by ‘Basant Jangra’, an artist page. Many similar scripted videos can be seen on that page. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The same video was found to be first posted on Facebook by ‘Basant Jangra’, an artist page, in February 2022. A disclaimer saying that the page posts scripted videos, not real incidents, can be seen in some other videos posted on the page. Those videos can be seen here and here.

Artist Basant Jangra can be seen in the posted video. Also, the same bride dress can be seen in a few other videos posted on the page.

Update (01 APRIL 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim fruit seller cheating customers. In the video, it can be seen that the fruit seller removes some fruits after weighing them. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a Muslim fruit seller cheating customers.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The same video was found to be uploaded ‘Raju Bharti’ page on Facebook. Many similar scripted videos featuring him can be found on his page. Also, a link to his YouTube channel – ‘Bharti Prank’ can be found in the ‘About’ section of his Facebook page. The posted scripted video can be also found on that YouTube channel. The description of the ‘Bharti Prank’ channel is given as – “This channel is related to fun and entertainment”.

Update (31 MARCH 2022):

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A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim woman giving her juice and some money to a sadhu. Many people are believing the visuals to be a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a Muslim woman giving her juice and some money to a sadhu.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. The video was made for educational purposes. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Hamsa Nandini has posted an extended version of the same video on her official Facebook page. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”.

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Another video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim tailor misbehaving with women. These visuals are also being seen as related to a real incident by many people. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a Muslim tailor misbehaving with women.

Fact: The video is a scripted video. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Priya has posted the same video on her office Facebook page and wrote the following in the description- “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. Also, the same video can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (29 MARCH 2022):

A video of a family being helped by two army men is being shared widely on social media. In the video, the army men can be seen offering their bike to the stranded family. People are believing that the visuals show a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of army men helping a stranded family by giving them their bike.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. In the extended version of the video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The extended version of the same video can be found to be uploaded by actress Hamsa Nandini on her official Facebook page in March 2021. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. A similar scripted video from the same location can be seen here

Update (23 MARCH 2022):

A video of two children helping a fruit seller move her cart uphill is being shared widely on social media. Many people are believing that the visuals show a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of two children helping a fruit seller move her cart uphill.

Fact: It is a scripted video. The extended version of the video has a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Poonam Bajwa has posted the extended version of the same video on her official Facebook page. At the end of the video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Also, in the description, it was written – “Thank you for watching! Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. The same video can be also found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (11 MARCH 2022):

Another similar video is being shared on social media with the tag – ‘Respect Army’. However, we found the same video on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos for social awareness. This video was also posted with the title – “THIS IS HEART TOUCHING💖🙏 | Army Person Helped alone Girl | Social Awareness Video By 3rd Eye“. So, it is also a scripted video.

Published (08 MARCH 2022):

Of late, many videos are being shared on social media with a claim that they show CCTV visuals of real incidents. Most of them are shared with generic titles like – ‘Respect Women’, ‘Respect Army’. They have been viewed and liked by millions of users on social media. In the comments section of videos, one can see that the people are believing them to be real incidents. Let’s fact-check the claims made in the posts.

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Claim: Video of an army man helping a woman by changing her car tyre.

Fact: It is a scripted video. The video does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

At the bottom of the video, it can be seen that it is written – ‘COPYRIGHT BY 3RD EYE’. The extended version of the same video can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel. In the title, it is written that it is a social awareness video. Also, at the end of the video, there is a disclaimer saying – “This reel life video footage published only for the purpose of educating the public by making them understand how the real-world situations will be and picturized to educate public. Characters in this video are entertainment and education purpose.” Many such scripted videos can be seen on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel.

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Claim: Video of a burqa-clad woman helping another woman who was having periods on road.

Fact: This video was also posted by the ’3RD EYE’ YouTube channel with a disclaimer. It is a scripted video.  Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The extended version of the same video can be seen on the ’3RD EYE’ YouTube channel with the same disclaimer as above.

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Previously, when similar scripted videos were shared as real incidents, FACTLY debunked those videos and written fact-check articles, which can be read below:

To sum it up, scripted videos shot for informative purposes are being shared as real incidents.

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