- Shraddha posted a picture which she thought was of Indian Army soldiers
- This particular photo is of Russian Army, tweeted SM Hoax Slayer
- Shraddha hasn't deleted her tweet yet
Only, it wasn't an Indian soldier and it wasn't a photo taken in Siachen.
This was Shraddha's tweet:
They freeze to make sure that we are warm. They protect to make sure that we feel safe. Can never thank you Jawaans enough. pic.twitter.com/z1Df4sw0dA— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) December 17, 2017
Fact-checker SM Hoax Slayer responded to both Shraddha Kapoor and Kirron Kher correcting their posts:
Good thought. We all agree but this particular photo is of Russian Army.— SM Hoax Slayer (@SMHoaxSlayer) December 17, 2017
We are already proud of our soldiers, don't need fake ones to escalate our respect. https://t.co/MWNcgqKMUq
Ma'am, the soldiers in this photo are of Russian Army, not Indian. Our soldiers might be going through tougher conditions though. https://t.co/PosljbfqW6— SM Hoax Slayer (@SMHoaxSlayer) December 18, 2017
This 2014 report from an Ukrainian site - also a fact-checking outlet - explains that the picture is old one and shows a Russian Special Forces soldier training under extreme weather conditions.
Ma'am as an MP, aren't you supposed to be more responsible while posting messages on social media? This is the Russian army, as a lot of people have already pointed out.— anurag bakhshi (@anuragbakhshi) December 18, 2017
Neither tweets have been deleted yet.
Shraddha Kapoor was seen in three films this year, although none were particularly well-received. She co-starred with Aditya Roy Kapoor in OK Jaanu, the Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam's OK Kanmani. She appeared as a basketball-playing college-going sophisticate in Half-Girlfriend, and starred as Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar in a biopic of the same name. Shraddha's next films are Saaho, opposite Baahubali actor Prabhas, and a biopic of shuttler Saina Nehwal.
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