Candid Photo Of India's First PM? Not Quite
BOOM found that the viral image is from the 2013 play 'Drawing The Line' centered on Cyril Radcliffe and his role in the partition of India.
A photograph claiming to show an intimate moment between India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is a actually a scene from a 2013 play 'Drawing The Line' centered around the partition of India.
The image is being shared in the backdrop of November 14, 1889, being Nehru's birthday and celebrated in India as Children's Day.
The photograph was tweeted falsely claiming that it shows Nehru intimate with a foreigner.
सीपीआर यानि हृत्फुफ्फुसीय पुनर्जीवन: विदेशी बालाओं को सीपीआर की ट्रेनिंग स्वयं देते थे श्री जवाहर लाल नेहरू !— cbpunjabi@maccanaz gold (@cbpunjabi) November 14, 2019
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उनके द्वारा खोजी गई इस उपचार पद्धति पर संपूर्ण कांग्रेस को आज भी गर्व है, सोनिया जी को भी...है। pic.twitter.com/q1ln5Gs0Es
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The same image has been viral before and doing the rounds on Facebook with false claims.
We performed a reverse image search using Yandex, a Russian search engine and the results showed that the viral image is from a 2013 play 'Drawing the Line', where Lucy Black played Lady Mountbatten and Silas Carson played Nehru.
The search results showed that the same image can be spotted in an article about the play published in the British tabloid Metro on December 11, 2013.
The summary of the play can be found on the website of the Hampstead Theatre, London, which was directed by Howard Brenton, centered on Cyril Radcliffe and his part in the partition of India.
Radcliffe was given the chairmanship of the two boundary committees set up to draw the borders for the new nations of Pakistan and India.
One can spot the same photograph on the play's official website under the section 'Video and Image Gallery'
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