Old image of official frisking Shah Rukh Khan at security check is shared as recent

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Claim

The Badshah of Bollywood (Pathan) Shahrukh Khan and his team were stopped at the Mumbai airport by the customs department late on Friday night.

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Explanation

An image of Shah Rukh Khan being frisked by an officer is shared claiming that Shah Rukh Khan and his team were stopped at the Mumbai airport by the customs department late on Friday night. This image was shared by many on social media including Arun Yadav from BJP. Such posts can be seen here, here, here, and here. This image is a screen grab of a video and the video is also shared with the same claim.

What is the truth?

When searching using the keywords from the claim, the ANI news article dated 13, November 2022 titled ‘Not Shah Rukh Khan, his bodyguard was stopped by customs at Mumbai airport’ is found.

ANI reported, earlier, there were reports that Shah Rukh Khan was stopped at the Mumbai airport and questioned by customs. But the customs said the Bollywood actor was not detained at all and asked no questions. Some news media outlets reported as Shah Rukh Khan was detained and some as his team was detained. But none published the viral image.

The viral video was found published on the ‘MUR$ALIM VLOGS’ Youtube channel on 28, March 2019 mentioning that the video was taken at security checking.

The description part also says, ‘After winning the match back to Mumbai’. When searching for the match Shah Rukh Khan watched from the stadium during March end, the Indian Express article dated 28, March 2019 is found with images of Shah Rukh Khan being in the same attire as in the viral video.

Conclusion

Shah Rukh Khan’s old image/video taken in March 2019 is shared as recent relating to the recent news of him or his crew being detained at Mumbai airport.

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