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Did Arjun Kapoor slap RJ over an inappropriate question? No, that was a prank.

Written by Abdul M

Mumbai: Since Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide on 14th June, many have raised questions over nepotism in Bollywood. Bollywood fans have been vocal against nepotism and started criticizing some superstars and producers. Recently, a video went viral on social media where Arjun Kapoor can be seen slapping a Radio Mirchi RJ, Arpit. Many social media users have shared the video and commented on the attitude of  Arjun Kapoor and his Bollywood background.

Viral Video : See another FLOP “Nepo” kid. Slapping RJ and breaking his camera after asking a question. Boycott Them. (Archive)

Even NDTV wrote article about this viral video :  (Archive)

Facebook Page Filmi Tadka, did a story about this video.

The same news was also viral in 2016 also. We found an article by DNA news with the same claim, but the article was published in 2016.

FactO Check:

With a quick keyword search we found an video posted on YouTube, the video is at least 4 years old. According to the RJ, the video was a prank, which can be seen in the second half of the video. Arjun Kapoor was promoting his movie “Ki & Ka” at that time.

We also found the same video posted on Radio Mirchi website with the caption “REVEALED | Why did Arjun Kapoor Slap Mirchi RJ Arpit?”.

Conclusion: The viral video is at least 4 years old and was a prank, shot for April fools day in Radio Mirchi Mumbai Studio.

 

 

 

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Abdul M

Fact-Checker @Facto_News, Political Analyst, Social Media Expert

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