Fact Check: Did Deepika Padukone Sport Pro Farmers' Protest Slogan While Reporting To NCB Office?

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that Deepika Padukone appeared before NCB wearing a t-shirt that had a pro farmers’ protest slogan.

Maharashtra   |   28 Sep 2020 10:47 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Rajath
Fact Check: Did Deepika Padukone Sport Pro Farmers Protest Slogan While Reporting To NCB Office?

Deepika Padukone on September 23 was issued a summons by the Narcotics Control Bureau, as part of its investigation into allegations of drug abuse in the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

On Saturday, September 26, social media was flooded with photographs of the actor leaving the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office where she was reportedly questioned for more than five hours.

One such photograph shows Deepika in a black t-shirt with a caption on it which read, "I STAND WITH INDIAN FARMERS". According to viral posts that is how she had reported to the NCB for questioning.

"When you report for questioning to the NCB, because you stood in solidarity with JNU... and carry swag on your T-shirt," reads the caption of one such post.

The farm bills have triggered massive uproar across the country. President Ram Nath Kovind on September 27 gave assent to the three bills passed in the parliament recently. Nearly 15 to 20 people had gathered at the central Delhi location on Monday morning and set a tractor on fire.

Punjab, Haryana and several other states have witnessed massive protests by farmers in the last week over the three bills - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill.


Deepika Padukone appeared before NCB wearing a t-shirt that had a pro farmers' protest slogan.

Fact Check:

A reverse image search of the viral photo led to news reports from two years ago which carried similar photos of the actor. In the original version of the photo, the actor can be seen wearing a plain black t-shirt without any text printed on it.

Indian Express published a report on March 20, 2018, which said that the photo was taken as the actor was coming out of an airport. The photo has been credited to photographer Varinder Chawla.

Below is a comparison of the viral photo (left) and the actual photos carried by the report (right):

Further, reports of Deepika's visit to the NCB office clearly shows that she was dressed in completely different attire.

Therefore, a doctored photo of Deepika Padukone is being circulated with false claims.

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Claim Review :  Deepika Padukone appeared before NCB wearing a t-shirt that had a pro farmers’ protest slogan.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

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As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.



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