A picture post featuring Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is doing rounds on social media.
The post also attributes a quote to the actress where she is insulting Indian god Shiva.
” प्रियंका चोपड़ा चोपड़ा ने दिया कड़ा जवाब माथे पर नकली आंख रखने वाला शंकर भगवान अपने बेटे को नहीं पहचान सका उस धर्म के मानने वाले तिहाड़ी तुमको क्या घंटा पहचानेगा” the text read.
At the time of filing the report, the post had more than 1,000 shares on Facebook.
When NewsMobile fact-checked the post, we found it to be fake.
When we ran a Google search with keywords ‘Priyanka Chopra lord Shiva’, we did not find any report confirming this statement.
We found an article by Hindustan Times published in 2012 stating that she is, in fact, a devotee of Shiva.
We also found a tweet by the actress dated February 24, 2017, where she fans on Mahashivratri.
Greetings for #Mahashivratri today. Lord shiva..protector of life..may u protect us all, inspite of everything the world is dealing with..
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2017
This proves that the statement in the post is fake.
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