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Fact-Check: Digitally Altered Akasa Air Sanskrit Announcement Video in Sanskrit Goes Viral

For the last few days, a video of an Akasa Air flight attendant making in-flight safety announcements in Sanskrit has been going viral on social media. The viral video of an Akasa Air flight attendant making in-flight safety announcements in Sanskrit is digitally altered. It is not an official announcement from Akasa Air.

Digitally Altered Akasa Air Sanskrit Announcement Video with False Claims

Several users on social media platforms have shared the digitally altered video of Akasa Air and projected it as a real video.

Sharing the video a user said “Sanskrit is now a “language in use”!First flight announcement in Sanskrit!! Naman – Akasa Air”. Post (Archived)

Sharing the same video another user said, Flight announcement in Sanskrit..!! Post ( Archived)

https://twitter.com/chidsamskritam/status/1799051508723687610

Another user named @samieramritwar has also shared the video and said, “Sanskrit is now a “language in use”!First flight announcement in Sanskrit!! Naman – Akasa Air !!अहो! संस्कृतं स्निग्धभाषा अस्ति। धन्यवादः@AkasaAir, SatyaagrahIndia”. the post can be accessed here ( Archived )

Several other users also have shared the viral video with the same claims and their posts can be seen here satyaagrahindia (archived) and Niteshkjha6200 (Archived), pb3060 (Archived)

Truth Behind the Viral Akasa Air Sanskrit Announcement Video

We did a reverse image search of some key frames from the viral video on Google which led us to an Instagram reel dated June 6 on an account named “sanskritsparrow“. The post’s caption stated that, “The above content is a dubbed voice over. this was not announced by at flight. This does not have anything to do with Akasaair management”.

Akasa Air has also issued a clarification that reads. “We would like to clarify that our inflight announcements are delivered in Hindi and English. The announcement in the video is not an official one and seems to be a dubbed video that has been shared”. The statement of Akasa Air can be accessed here ( Archived ).

Akasa Air has also made a comment on an Instagram reel containing the same video. Akasa Air said that the inflight announcements are made only in Hindi and English.

Hence the viral video of Akasa Air has been digitally altered and no announcement was made in Sanskrit. D-Intent Data’s fact-check on X(Formerly Twitter) can be accessed here.

Intent behind the viral video

So users and Influencers circulated digitally altered video related to Akasa Air, and projected it as a real video to get the spotlight on social media.

Conclusion

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