The viral video shows Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan announcing the cancellation of his Malaysia tour in November 2023
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the island, Lakshadweep has gained prominence. After a few Maldives MPs made disparaging remarks about PM Modi, the Boycott Maldives began trending on social media. In this scenario Bollywood celebrities recently expressed their opposition to Maldives. Adding to this, a video of Actor Hrithik Roshan is going viral on social media with hash tag boycott Maldives and the caption states, “Thanks and appreciate @iHrithikji for such a fantastic decision, this is literally mine a lot for our country may lord jagannath bless you a lot Jay jagannath #maldivesboycott”
We listened to the viral video carefully and found that in it, Hrithik Roshan is talking about cancelling his trip to Malaysia and not to the Maldives. The actor can be heard saying, “Dear people of Malaysia, I was eagerly looking forward to being with all of you for the Stars On Fire Tour. However, considering the current challenges and out of deep respect for the well-being of the people in Malaysia, we have all made the decision to cancel this tour. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Lastly, I would like to thank Heart-Art Productions and our crew members along with our promoters Dembi Productions and Yess Boss Group for working towards putting this show together. Thank you and stay safe.”
After searching with keywords, we found the same video posted on Heart-Art Productions‘ Instagram account on 30 November, 2023.
In further search we found news on many Malaysian news portals in November 2023, in which it was told about the cancellation of Hrithik Roshan’s show. The Star report dated 4 December 2023 mentions, “The Stars On Fire Tour was initially set to take place at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Dec 1. Tickets went on sale in October. On Nov 27, Yess Boss Group announced that the show would be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.” The report further added, “Prior to the postponement, PAS MP Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman had called for the cancellation of the event, claiming that it was “unsuitable and insensitive” amid the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict.”
Meanwhile, we checked whether Hrithik Roshan made any remarks on Maldives, we searched his social media accounts, but we could not find any post of his regarding Maldives anywhere.
Fact Crescendo found that the claim made along with the viral video to be Misleading. The viral video shows Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan announcing the cancellation of his Malaysia tour in November 2023.
Title:Old video of Hrithik Roshan shared linking to Maldives controversyWritten By: Usha Manoj