A picture post is doing the rounds on social media in which a quote has been attributed to Bollywood actor Salman Khan. The post suggests that Salman has called Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput a coward.
The post is going viral in the wake of outrage amongst people against a section of Bollywood following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput in June 2019.
The quote attributed to Salman read: “Suicide is not a solution, Sushant is a pure coward, That is why he committed suicide. And some jobless Indian people are supporting Sushant every day. As a result, many more cowards like Sushant will be created in India. Stop supporting Sushant”
At the time of filing this report, the above post was shared over 1,600 times.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.
We started our investigation by putting the exact statement through a Google search, and we did not find any substantial results surrounding the statement.
Taking our investigation further, we ran a search with keywords such as ‘Salman Khan’, ‘Sushant Singh Rajput’, ‘Coward’ etc. In the search, we did not find any authentic report/video suggesting that Salman made the above statement.
Moreover, considering Salman’s popularity, it would have been breaking news if he had called Sushant a coward.
On scanning Salman’s Twitter handle (@BeingSalmanKhan) we found two tweets by him about Sushant Singh Rajput following his demise.
In a tweet on June 14, 2020, Salman had condoled the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
U will be missed … #RIPSushant
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 14, 2020
Also, a few days later on June 20, 2020, he had urged his fans to support and stand with Sushant Singh Rajput’s family.
A request to all my fans to stand with sushant’s fans n not to go by the language n the curses used but to go with the emotion behind it. Pls support n stand by his family n fans as the loss of a loved one is extremely painful.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 20, 2020
In conclusion, the above information establishes that the quote in question has been falsely attributed to Salman Khan.
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