Fact Check: Akshay Kumar did not book an entire flight for his sister; here’s the fact check

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As thousands of migrant workers are walking back home amid the Coronavirus induced national lockdown, a picture post is doing the rounds on the internet with a claim that Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar booked an entire passenger flight to accommodate his sister, her two children and a maid.

The caption of the picture reads, ‘Privileged nationalist! #Aatamnirbhar Akshay Kumar. Migrants are died of hunger and walked miles to reach home and he booked a whole flight for his family #Hypocrite’.

 

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the claim is fake.

Akshay Kumar himself took to his verified Twitter handle to clarify that he did not book a chartered flight for his sister and her two kids. He further explained that she has not travelled anywhere since the lockdown and that she has only one child.

“This news about me booking a charter flight for my sister and her two kids is FAKE from start to end. She has not travelled anywhere since the lockdown and she has only one child! Contemplating legal action, enough of putting up with false, concocted reports!”, Kumar tweeted.

In conclusion, it is clear that Akshay Kumar did not book a flight for his sister, hence, the above claim is fake.

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