Lord Ram’s image on the Burj Khalifa is a Photoshopped fake!

It is an edited fake image made from the video footage of ‘Kurup’ Malayalam movie trailer promotion done at Burj Khalifa around 2021

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Haters will say this is photoshopped.

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Explanation

Yesterday, January 22, marked the official opening of the Ram temple located in Ayodhya. Numerous plans were set up for this purpose throughout India. In many states, government holidays were also declared for this reason.

In this instance, a picture of Lord Ram with the words “Jai Shriram” appearing on the Dubai, Burj Khalifa building is going viral all over the Internet. It was also observed that lots of people had reposted this on their social media pages. You can view related posts with similar claims here, here, here, and here.


What’s the truth?

A Google reverse image search of the circulating photo revealed that it is not a genuine photo. Additionally, images and videos of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa will always be shared on their official Instagram page, burjkhalifa. However, no information about the display of Lord Ram’s image at the Burj Khalifa was made yesterday. Moreover, their page states that the most recent video was posted on January 2.

In further search, actor Dulquer Salmaan’s (dqsalmaan) Instagram page on November 05, 2021, said, “Proud to announce that #Kurup will be the first Malayalam film to have a trailer played on the famed Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Those of you in Dubai can witness the event on the 10th of November.” It was seen that the footage of this video and the photo that is going viral are identical.

 

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It is evident from this that some individuals have altered the video footage that was released during the “Kurup film” to make it appear as though Lord Ram is standing, and is shared on social media. Many people have also posted this image on their social media pages considering this to be a real photo.

We have attached a comparison image for the reader’s reference.

Another image of Burj Khalifa displaying a different image of Lord Ram is also being shared now. However, this is an old fake image that has revived now.

Read More: Burj Khalifa did not project Lord Ram’s image on Ram Navami

Conclusion:

We conclude that the widely circulated picture of Lord Ram standing at the Dubai, Burj Khalifa is a Photoshopped image.

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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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