A video is being shared on social media about a brawl which the caption claims was that of farmers thrashing Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn for his support to farm laws.
पंजाब में भाजपा विधायक के साथ हाथापाई के बाद आज दिल्ली में एक्टर #अजयदेवगन के साथ जमकर हुई मारपीट!
ऐसा दावा फेसबुक पर एक व्यक्ति ने इस वीडियो को शेयर करते वक्त किया है.@zoo_bear @AltNews कृपया पुष्टि करें.
— Zakiya Khan ✋ (@ZakiyaKINC) March 28, 2021
The video on Facebook appeared with a message in Hindi that said:“दिल्ली में अभिनेता अजय देवगन की पिटाई का वीडियो वायरल हुआ किसानों के मुद्दे पर विरोध बताया जा रहा है कारण.” The translated version reads: [Video of actor Ajay Devgan’s thrashing went viral in Delhi, for opposing farmers on their issue.]
When Digiteye India team searched for the video taking a frame and checked it in Google Reverse Image Search, it threw up several videos in turn. The video was used in a report by NDTV on March 28, 2021, with a headline: “Group Fight Erupts Near Delhi Airport After Two Cars Scrape Each Other” in Aerocity when one of their vehicles “slightly touched” another. The incident happened on March 27, 2021.
Here’s a video uploaded on Youtube by Hindustan Times about the same brawl:
Reports said two persons — Taranjit Singh (31), a resident of Janakpuri and Naveen Kumar (29), a resident of Chhawla village were arrested but nowhere was it linked to actor Ajay Devgn.
Further search on Twitter showed that actor Devgn has issued a denial stating that the reports of the actor getting beaten up outside the Aerocity mall in New Delhi are baseless and untrue.
Some ‘doppelgänger’ of mine seems to have got into trouble.
I’ve been getting concerned calls. Just clarifying, I’ve not traveled anywhere. All reports regarding me being in any brawl are baseless. Happy Holi
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 29, 2021
The statement clarifies that Ajay Devgn, who has been busy shooting in Mumbai for Maidaan, MayDay and Gangubai Kathiawadi, hasn’t gone to Delhi as claimed.
Claim: Actor Ajay Devgan was thrashed in Delhi for supporting farm laws and opposing farmers on their issue
Conclusion: The video does not show Ajay Devgn being thrashed by farmers as per the claim and it is False.