On 3rd May 2019, a statement was released from actress Shabana Azmi on a Facebook Page named Wise India Tongue-WIT , इस बार भी अगर नरेंद्र मोदी जीत कर प्रधानमंत्री बन गए तो मैं देश छोड़ दूंगी !!! -शबाना आजमी !! ("I'll leave the country id Narendra Modi wins and again become the prime Minister"). The post was received over 2000 likes and 800 shares.
Not only Facebook, this statement was also spread by other multiple users. The statement was posted by Shashank Gupta on 4th May.
On 10th May, the Supposed quote was shared as Meme with the images of Actress Shabana and Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan on the pages named I Support PM and Bharat Vikas, with this caption- “शबाना आझमी की तरह शाहरुख भी 23 मई के बाद शायद देश छोड़ चले जाएंगे!" (Like Shabana Azmi, Shahrukh Khan will also leave the country on May 23.)”
These pages have a huge number of followers and the post was shared over 5k times and liked by more than 7k. The mentioned comments on the post made people believe the claim was true.
After the Fake statement was viral the actor clarified that he never used this kind of statement ever. Shabana Azmi said- this statement is pure Fabrication. I don't have intentions of leaving the country. This is the place where I was born and the same I will die.
After the post Shahrukh Khan also clarified that he never used these words. He posted his clarification on may 19, 2014.
The another trigger of Fake quote according to which she'd said- “भारत अच्छा और महान देश नहीं है क्यूंकि यहाँ मुसलमान खुश नहीं है। (India is not a good or a great nation because Muslims are unhappy here.)”. These kind of fake information creates unnceessary voilence, which can be avoided only by awareness.
The meme and tweets were false. Altnews also had fact-checked the quote and found them false. The post had deleted now.
It was False Information. Shabana Azmi did not say, I'll leave India if Modi again becomes PM. The viral quote was fake.