A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows veteran BJP leader LK Advani crying after watching the film – ‘The Kashmir Files’, which was released recently. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video shows LK Advani crying after watching ‘The Kashmir Files’.
Fact: The video was taken at the screening of the film – ‘Shikhara’. It is not related to the recently released ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie. However, both the movies are based on the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image, many news articles with similar visuals were found in the search results. An article was published by ‘India Today’ in February 2020 with the title – “LK Advani breaks down at Shikara screening. Watch video”. The movie was released in 2020. More details about the ‘Shikara’ movie can be found here.
Also, the official Instagram and Twitter accounts of “Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films” have posted a similar video in 2020 with the description – “Shri L K Advani at the special screening of #Shikara. We are so humbled and grateful for your blessings and your appreciation for the film Sir.”
To sum it up, the video shows LK Advani getting emotional at the screening of ‘Shikhara’, not ‘The Kashmir files’.