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To fight fake news,TikTok launches #MatKarForward campaign With Virat Kohli, Ayushmann Khurana and others.



Actors Ayushmann Khurana, Sara Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon and cricketer Virat Kohli have teamed up with the app to discourage people from forwarding unverified videos.

 India’s favorite video-sharing app TikTok has launched a campaign called #MatKarForward to create awareness against the circulation of fake news.

Actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Sara Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon and cricketer Virat Kohli have teamed up with TikTok to encourage social media users to stop forwarding videos that don’t have verified information.

TikTok, in its campaign banner, writes about ‘fake news’, ‘misinformation’, and ‘inflammatory content’, and that “they’re spreading through our country like wildfire and hold the potential to destroy lives and tear us apart. Do your bit — double-check, report, block. And when in doubt about the credibility of a message, #MatKarForward”.

For this campaign, TikTok has released a short video of the celebrities, which was tweeted out by its Twitter handle on 4 May.

The video is directed by Anurag Basu, wherein Khurrana, Khan, Sanon and Kohli are speaking about the dangers of misinformation. The video begins with the celebrities seemingly seated around a table discussing a dangerous virus and how it can spread.

A few seconds into the video, it turns out that they are actually talking about misinformation and fake news. The celebrities then urge people to not forward content that may seem unverifiable and fake to them, and that this would be in the best interests of everyone’s safety.

This video was shot by these celebrities in their own homes, and was later edited by Basu.


Legendary Comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81.



Veteran Bollywood actor Jagdeep took his last breath at the age of 81. Born on March 29, 1939, as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, Jagdeep acted in over 400 films and was widely known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in blockbuster ‘Sholay.’ Have a look at how Twitterati mourned the death of the legendary actor on social media.

Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in ‘Sholay’, died on Wednesday at his residence. He was 81 year old.The actor, real name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, was not keeping well.

“He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due to age related issues,” producer Mehmood Ali, a close family friend, told PTI.

Jagdeep appeared in around 400 films but it is his role as Soorma Bhopali in 1975 film ‘Sholay’ that is etched in audiences’ minds even today.

He also played memorable roles in ‘Purana Mandir’ and in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ as Salman Khan’s father.

Better known by his stage name Jagdeep, the actor also directed the movie ‘Soorma Bhopali’ with his character as the protagonist.
Jagdeep played hero in five films, opposite heroines like Nanda (Bhabhi), Azra, Amita and Naaz. It was with Bhabhi that he gravitated towards comic roles. It was the character of Soorma Bhopali from Sholay which would become his most memorable. The actor would go on to direct the film Soorma Bhopali in 1988, in which Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Rekha had cameos. He also acted in a number of horror films made by the Ramsay Brothers. IIFA honoured him with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jagdeep was born in Datia a district in  Madhya Pradesh. His father’s name was  Syed Yawar Husain Jafri and his mother was Kaneez Hyder.He had three wife’s Naseem Begum, Sughra Begum and Nazima.From these three he had three sons Hussein Jaffry (From first wife), Javed Jaffrey (Actor, Dancer, Comedian; from second wife), Naved Jaffrey (Actor, TV Judge; from second wife) and three daughters Shakira Shafi (from first wife), Suraiya Jaffry (From first wife), Muskaan (From third wife).He started his career as a Child Artist (Afsana (1951), Do Bigha Zameen (1954, as a Comedian), Bhabhi (1957, Lead Actor).


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