Amitabh Bachchan through his official twitter handle informed his fans and followers on Saturday, that he has been tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently admitted at the Nanavati hospital, Mumbai. Followed by his son, daughter in law and grand daughter, Abhishekh, Aiswarya and Aradhya.
Soon after a video went viral on social media, where it is said that Amitabh Bachchan is thanking the staff, doctors, and nurses at the Nanavati Hospital for the tremendous work they were doing during these difficult times.
We at News Sense received the video for verification from our readers and started our investigation to find out the truth. Our initial verification led us to the video available on Social Network and it was first uploaded in the month of April 2020, which clearly specifies that it is not a recent video.
The video was shot and was shared in April on social media. In the video, he says, “Namashkar, this is Amitabh Bachchan. I want to talk to all the doctors, nurses, and the staff at Nanavati hospital, for the tremendous work you’re doing in these very trying circumstances.”
Moreover in the video, Mr. Bachchan is seen saying, I want to talk to all the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Nanavati Hospital. If he is already in the hospital means he is already in touch with the Doctors, Nurses, and the staff. Moreover, his surroundings and his dress, in general, cannot be equated with that of Nanavati Hospital.
Apart from this, we also tried to reach out to the Hospital, who meanwhile released a statement clarifying that the video is an old one and not a recent one. Thus we can say, that the video as it has been circulated is not right as it is an old video of Amitabh Bachchan.
Thus we can say that the video of Amitabh Bachchan, that is doing rounds on various Social Media platforms is not a recent video but an old one.
Claim: Amitabh Bachchan Thanking Nanavati Hospital after he is tested COVID Positive
Conclusion: Amitabh Bachchan has not released any new video, it is an old video, which was shot and uploaded 3 months back in April 2020.
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