A fake verified account of the 61-year-old Andaz Apna Apna filmmaker, Rajkumar Santoshi, has been making waves on social media for harassing women by offering them film roles.
Mumbai: Fake profiles of celebrities on social media are nothing new. Often fans create fake profiles using the names and images of their favourite stars to enjoy a few seconds of fame. However, this story is a little different.
A fake profile in the name of filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi is offering roles to women on Facebook. What’s even more interesting is that the fake account is a verified one! Yes, somebody has created a Facebook account pretending to be the 61-year-old, national award-winning filmmaker and has managed to get the verified status giving blue tick on the account too. Take a dekko:
The fake Santoshi after adding women to his friend list proceeds to pass cringeworthy compliments and promises them roles in his films. Here's one such instance when a lady was approached by an imposter and what followed will probably remind you of the message request folder in your Facebook account. When the woman in question asked him to set up a meeting in his office, he ghosted on her and that confirmed her suspicions about this being a fake profile.
Check out these screenshots of the recent conversation between the alleged imposter and the woman.
Meanwhile, when contacted, Rajkumar Santoshi denied having a Facebook account. The filmmaker who has movies such as Ghayal, Andaaz Apna Apna, Pukar and The Legend of Bhagat Singh to his credit, also informed us that he is also aware of a fake profile using his name and has already lodged a complaint. The filmmaker informed, “This is a fake account. I am not on Facebook. I have already put a complaint. Please don’t respond to this person.”
On the work front, Rajkumar Santoshi’s next directorial is Battle of Saragarhi, which has a similar story as that of Akshay Kumar’s recent release Kesari. The film helmed by Santoshi is expected to hit theatres in August this year.
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