A scripted video of Kannada ‘TV Vikrama’ is shared with misleading narratives

The viral video is a staged well planned video shared with false narratives.

Claim

I will remove my hijab while getting treated by a male dentist only if he closes his eyes during treatment.

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Explanation

In the widely shared video, a woman wearing a burqa is interviewed by an anchor. They can be heard speaking Kannada while they exchange questions and answers. As we write this article, the video has received about 346.6K views, 400 comments, and 2.9K reposts.

The 1-minute 45-second video that the user posted states that the woman will take off her hijab if a male dentist closes his eyes while doing his work. You can view related posts with similar claims here, here, and here.

What’s the truth?

The original YouTube channel video was the first thing we came across when we began our analysis using the viral video’s keyframe. The name of the channel is “TV Vikrama.” It’s a channel with Kannada content.

The viral video was uploaded with the title, “The doctor removed the cloth from his eyes and gave treatment…” When we looked into their description box it’s written as “This fictional interview is an attempt to give some message to some children when they are destroying their future by thinking that religion is the biggest thing while getting education….”

Furthermore, we observed that the video is not current—rather, it is old, dating from February 2022.

For the reader’s reference, we have included a screenshot of the translation process that we carried out using Google Translate.

According to the description box of the original video, all of the aforementioned information verifies that the video is an old work of fiction.

Conclusion:

Therefore, we deduce that the widely shared video featuring a woman wearing a burqa declaring that she will take off her hijab when receiving dental care from a male dentist if he closes his eyes during the procedure is a staged production. The description box of the original video referred to it quite clearly.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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