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Viral Video Of Sikh Soldiers At The Border? No, This Is A Movie Set

Viral Video Of Sikh Soldiers At The Border? No, This Is A Movie Set

The men in the video are actors and not soldiers. The video was made during the making of the movie ‘Subedar Joginder Singh‘ which was released in April 2018.

Screenshot of a movie clip

A video that purports to show a group of Sikh soldiers in good spirits despite being wounded in battle is actually a behind-the-scenes candid video shot while filming a movie.

The video, posted by the Facebook page ‘Punjabi’ has been shared with a caption that says, ‘Just one word. Support these brothers wholeheartedly’. It has been shared nearly 19,500 times since it was first posted on January 6, 2019.

Sikh soldiers with lacerations to the face are seen waving and smiling to the camera. A watermark of ‘gurstar’ and ‘official_gurstar’ can also be seen.

Meanwhile, Kartar Singh Sarabha’s song ‘Hind Wasiyo Rakhna Yaad Sanu’ can be heard playing in the background

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FACT CHECK

The men in the video are actors and not soldiers. The video was made during the making of the movie ‘Subedar Joginder Singh‘ which was released in April 2018. The film is a biography on Subedar Joginder Singh, who was posthumously awarded India’s highest military gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra.

Below is a tweet from the Indian Army’s official Twitter handle.

BOOM also found other Instagram videos on the handle ‘official_gurstar’ or Gurcharan Singh, a Punjabi model and actor. The film also stars popular Punjabi film actor Gippy Grewal

Gurstar also posted a video of him removing his makeup after the shooting a fight sequence for the film.

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After shoot…😥… make up only #new #movie #gurstar

A post shared by Gur Star™ (@official_gurstar) on

Below is a trailer of the movie.

A previous version of the story incorrectly stated the release date of the movie as April 2008 instead of April 2018.

Claim Review : A video that purports to show a group of Sikh soldiers in good spirits despite being wounded in battle is actually a behind-the-scenes candid video shot while filming a movie.

Fact Check : Fake

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Swasti Chatterjee is a fact-checker and the Deputy News Editor of Boom's Bangla team. She has worked in the mainstream media, in the capacity of a reporter and copy editor with The Times of India, The Indian Express and NDTV.com and is now working as a digital detective, debunking fake news.

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