Fact Check: Shabana Azmi did not say that she will leave the country if Modi becomes PM

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A quote attributed to veteran actor Shabana Azmi is being circulated extensively on social media.
” मोदी अगर प्रधानमंत्री बन गए तो देश छोड़ दूंगी :- शबाना आज़मी
5 वर्ष पहले शाहरुख खान भी ऐसे बोला था, उसको भी साथ में लेकर जाना।” the post reads.

The post was shared extensively on Facebook groups.

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When NewsMobile team fact-checked the claim, we found it to be fake.
Actress Shabana Azmi took to Twitter to bust this fake news.
“. “मोदी अगर प्रधानमंत्री बन गए तो देश छोड़ दूँगी”शबाना आज़मी This is PURE FABRICATION. Ive never said this and i have no intentions of leaving the country. This is where I was born and this is where Ill die.I hve nothing but contempt for The Fake News Brigade.” she wrote on Twitter.

She further added that that the Fake News Brigade is pretty pathetic.

The viral post also claims that five years ago Shah Rukh Khan also said the same thing.
On further investigation, we found out that even this statement is false.
In 2014,  Shah Rukh Khan put out a clarification on his official Twitter handle saying that he never made any such statement.

This thus proves that the above claim is fake.

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