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Actor Shahrukh Khan Was involved in the Release of Indian Navy Veterans From Qatar? Fact-Check

There is a rumour going around that “actor Shahrukh Khan was involved in the release of Indian Navy veterans who were detained by Qatar authorities on espionage charges.”

Verifed accounts on twitter, including @Swamy39 tweeted “Modi should take Cinema star Sharuk Khan to Qatar with him since after MEA and NSA had failed to persuade the Shiekhs of Qatar, Modi pleaded with Khan to intervene , and thus got an expensive settlement from the Qatar Shiekhs to free our Naval officers.” on Feb 13, 2024. The tweet has received an about 1.7M views on X.

@Lallanpost tweeted “Shahrukh Khan has a hand in getting eight soldiers of the Indian Navy released from Qatar, a big claim of the BJP leader. #ShahRukhKhan𓀠” on Feb 13, 2024.

Again, on Feb 13, 2024, @Lallanpost tweeted “Subramanian Swamy’s big claim, said- After the failure of Modi and Doval, Qatar released 8 soldiers of Indian Navy because of Shahrukh Khan. #ShahRukhKhan“.

Several other accounts, including @mr_mayank, @SrkzzSoldier made the same claim that Shahrukh Khan, the actor, helped free Indian Navy veterans who had been arrested by Qatar authorities on suspicion of espionage. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that these assertions are unfounded. Without providing any proof, the claim went viral, and Shah Rukh Khan’s team refuted the actor’s involvement in the release of Indian Navy veterans  from Qatar.

@pooja_dadlani tweeted the official statement made by the team of Shah Rukh Khan regarding the claim on Feb 13, 2024.

She also posted the statements officially and wrote the caption “From the office of Mr. Shah Rukh Khan” on Instagram on Feb 13, 2024.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Political influencers and media outlets are circulating baseless claims about the release of Indian Navy veterans from Qatar to set their political narrative. News is being circulated claiming that “actor Shahrukh Khan was involved in the release of Indian Navy veterans who were detained by Qatar authorities on espionage charges.” These claims are false, that much is true. Shah Rukh Khan’s team has refuted the actor’s involvement in the release of Indian Navy veterans from Qatar, despite the claim going viral without any proof.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that these claims are not valid. The claim is made viral without any supporting evidence, and Shah Rukh Khan’s team has denied the actor’s role in the release of Indian Navy veterans from Qatar.

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