A photograph of movie stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone has been posted by a page on Facebook. The photograph shows the two sporting saffron scarves on which ‘Vote for BJP N Modi’ is printed. The text accompanying the image reads, “कमल का बटन दबाकर देश की तरक्की में भागीदार बनें’ (Press the lotus button, become a part of the nation’s progress.)“
The post is by the page Ek Bihari 100 Pe Bhari. The page has a rather modest following of a little over 36,000. The post however has been shared over 4,000 times already. It has also been posted on the group Main Bhi Chowkidar. A post by an individual user has garnered over 2,600 shares.
As expected, the image is digitally altered. Alt News reverse searched the image on Google and found the real photograph, which was clicked on November 30, 2018. Singh and Padukone had visited the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai, where the picture was clicked. It was carried by several media publications.
As is evident from the image above, the duo had sported plain saffron scarves and not BJP scarves. The original picture was tampered with. The two images – photoshopped and real, have been posted together below for comparison.