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Actor Javed Hyder has not become a vegetable vendor; here’s the truth behind this viral video

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A video has gone viral on social media in which a man can be seen selling vegetables. The man in the video is actor Javed Hyder and it has been claimed that he resorted to selling vegetables to make ends meet as there is no work amid the lockdown due to COVID-19.

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The caption of the video read: “He’s an actor #Javed_Hyder
No work due to lockdown mahamari.”

The same video was shared by actress Dolly Bindra on her official Twitter handle with the same claim.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found that the claim attached to the video is misleading.

Upon our investigation we found that the video in question is authentic as the man in the video is actor Javed Hyder himself, but he was just acting for the video and NOT selling vegetables for real.

In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror dated June 29, 2020, Hyder had clarified that he is NOT a vegetable vendor and the video of him selling vegetable was an ‘act’ for his followers on TikTok.

“No, I am not a vegetable vendor. I am an actor by profession even now. The entire selling vegetables video was just an act and I had made that TikTok only to motivate my followers that one should not give up when times are tough and that no work is small or big. I had no idea that it would go out with this message. Dolly Bindra ji had shared the video on her social media handle stating that I’m selling vegetables now and I had even commented that it was only an act and nothing more, but I think people didn’t notice it and the video went viral overnight,” Javed Hyder was quoted by Mirror Online.

Hence, we can conclude that the claim of Javed Hyder selling vegetable due to lockdown is false.

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