A video of a laser light show in a lake is going viral on WhatsApp and Facebook. The one-minute video with magnificent laser light show is shared with a claim that it is the first glimpse of Futala Lake Fountain from Nagpur.
An article published by the Times of india in Feb 2021, mentioned that the Nagpur Improvement trust assured that the fountain will be ready by 15th August, but we don’t find any news article or video on the fountain being inaugurated.
We found a video on Youtube, posted on 28th OCT 2021. In the video, YouTuber shows the progress of the Nagpur Futala Lake fountain project. According to the video, the project is still under construction, and the Fountain has not started yet.
While searching with some keyframes of the viral video on inVID chrome plugin, we found a similar video posted on youtube on 14th June, with the caption “Dal Lake , Musical Laser Fountain, Lighting Show Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.” We also found another Dal Lake Laser show video posted in Sep 2020, with a caption, “India’s BIGGEST LASER SHOW | First Time In India, Dal Lake, Srinagar“. We started comparing the two videos with the viral video in question and found that the viral video is from Srinagar and not from Nagpur.
India’s BIGGEST LASER SHOW | First Time In India
We also compared the pattern of viral video with the original Dal Lake laser show video and noticed the viral video has 5 fountains same as in Dal lake and can be seen in multiple Dal lake laser show. here here.
Conclusion: Viral video is from Dal lake, Srinagar, and not Futala Lake Fountain of Nagpur. As per the latest youtube video and TOI article fountain at Nagpur lake is still under development.