A few days ago, a video of a boy hugging and suddenly kissing Dallywood actress, Shirin Shila who is in a police uniform went viral. This video was circulated with derogatory remarks against Hindus, projecting the boy as belonging to the Hindu community. However, this information was misleading. The misleading news was spread by habitual propagandist, Sam Khan (@samkhan999).
The Real Story
In reality, this video is from Bangladesh, where a local teenager named Masood met a Dallywood actress, Shirin Shila, and kissed her after hugging her during “The Writer” movie shooting in May 2023. The teenager belongs to the Muslim community, not the Hindu community. This incident has nothing to do with Hindus and India.
When Shirin Shila came to know about that teenager, she became uneasy and couldn’t sleep that night. “He (the distraught teenager) is a rickshaw puller. He even recently got married,” Shirin Shila told the media on Wednesday (May 24). “The boy is a fraud and he is married. He married 9 days ago. Everything he told me was a lie.” Shirin Shila uploaded a video on Facebook this morning where it can be seen that the boy is holding Shirin Shila’s leg and apologizing. Some in the shooting unit were even talking about handing him over to the police. However, he was eventually released.
This incident serves as a reminder of how easily misinformation can be spread and how it can fuel religious hate. Following comprehensive analysis and meticulous fact-checking, our team has investigated the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread embedded below and moreover, you can refer to an article by the news portal, Daily Bangladesh [archive].
Claim: The boy in the viral video belongs to the Hindu community.
Fact: The boy in the video is from Bangladesh and belongs to the Muslim community.