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Ab Chand Modi Ki Mutthi Me: Photoshopped screengrab of Aaj Tak goes viral

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A Tweeter user name I C Gupta shared a screengrab of Aajtak with a caption "This is Called Dalal @AajTak Ki Chitra Tripathi Modi Modi Ki Mutthi Me with Chand".

 

The screengrab features Aaj Tak's anchor Chitra Tripathi with a message "Moon will now be in Modi's hand" (translated from Hindi). The screengrab was initially tweeted by many parody handles like ModiLeDubega and BebakAawaj.

However, it was later on picked by several verified handles including an MLA from Hilsa Shakti Singh Yadav.

Our Investigation

We did a reverse image search on Google and found that a similar screengrab was tweeted by Chitra Tripathi herself on July 22 on the eve of Chandrayan 2 launch. However, the message on the screengrab reads "Moon will be now in our hands" (translated from Hindi).

The show hosted by her on July 22 at 10:30 pm can be watched here:

We compared the two images and found that the viral screengrab is photoshopped in which the Hindi word Hamari has been replaced by Modi.

Fact

The claim that Aaj Tak's Chitra Tripathi hosted a show titled "Ab Chand Modi Ki Mutthi Me" is false. The actual title was "Ab Chand Humari Mutthi Me".

The viral screengrab is photoshopped.

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