A video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of the late Bollywood actor Om Puri describing Islam as the only true religion in the world and asking people around the world to accept Islam. Let’s check the assertion made in the message.
To claim: Video of the late Bollywood actor Om Puri praising Islam.
Made: The video shared in the post is an edited video. This video shows Om Puri’s old interview with a Pakistani news channel in 2014. In the interview, when the reporter asked about the image of Muslims in India, Om Puri said that a false impression has been created on Muslims in India that they are extremists and that they think there should be no other religion but Islam and the whole world should accept it. Om Puri later said that this impression created on Muslims is not true. Part of this complete conversation has been cut and is shared with a fake story. Therefore, the claim made in the message is FALSE.
By searching the details of this video using relevant keywords, a video with similar visuals was found posted on a YouTube channel with the title “The real video in which Om Puri talks about Islam and its beliefs”. At 2:23 minute of the video, when the reporter asked about the image of Muslims in India and other Western countries, Om Puri said that a false impression was created about Muslims in India that ‘they are extremists and they think there should be no other religion but Islam and the whole world should accept it. He later said that this impression created on Muslims is not true.
When we searched for more details, we found that Om Puri made the comments during an interview with Pakistani news channel “Dunya News” on March 27, 2014. The full video of the interview uploaded to Dunya News channel can be seen here. We were able to see the same conversation from 13:48 minutes into the video. Part of this full conversation was cut and shared with a fake story in the post. Om Puri in the interview proclaimed himself as a Hindu who respects all other religions.
To sum up, an edited video is being falsely shared as visuals of the late Bollywood actor Om Puri describing Islam as the only true religion in the world.