Did the actress of the film ‘The Kerala Story’ marry a Muslim man? Read – Fact Check
There is a claim being made on social media that the assistant actress of the controversial film on issues like ‘Love Jihad’ and conversion, ‘The Kerala Story’, Devoleena Bhattacharjee’s husband is himself a Muslim. This claim is being made by several journalists and verified users.
Former ABP News journalist Akhilesh Tiwari shared a picture in which Devoleena can be seen with her husband Shahnavaz Sheikh. Akhilesh wrote – “The name of the assistant actress of the film ‘The Kerala Story’ is Shahnavaz Sheikh, who is Devaleena Bhattacharjee’s husband. I haven’t watched this film, but some of our friends who have seen it have claimed that there are some objectionable scenes in the film which should not be watched with their daughters or daughters-in-law. Beware of those who sow the seeds of hatred in society in the name of this film…”
source : twitter
Many other users are also sharing posts with this claim.
To verify the viral claim, DFRAC’s team watched the cast of the film ‘The Kerala Story’. We did not find Devoleena Bhattacharjee’s name anywhere in it. The film features four major female characters played by Ada Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani and Siddhi Idnani.
Source : filmibeat
In a report on news18.com, it was revealed that Ada Sharma played the character of Shalini Unnikrishnan, Yogita Bihani played Nima, Siddhi Idnani played Geetanjali, and Sonia Balani played Asifa’s character in the film.
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However, we did find a tweet from Devoleena Bhattacharjee about the film ‘The Kerala Story’. In this tweet, she responded to a user saying – “This is not always the case. My husband is a Muslim and he watched the film with me. He appreciated it. He did not take it as an insult nor did he feel that it was against his religion. I think every Indian should be like this.”
DFRAC’s fact-check confirms that Devoleena Bhattacharjee did not play any role in the film ‘The Kerala Story’. Therefore, the claim made by social media users is false.