Viral video shows man dancing to “Tip Tip Barsa Paani”

A video widely shared online claims to show Aamir Liaquat Hussain, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, dancing to a hit Bollywood song. The video, which has racked up tens of thousands of views on Twitter and Facebook, indeed shows a man grooving to “Tip Tip Barsa Paani” – but he is not a political leader, like many websites. information affirmed it.

The video garnered over 2.5 lakh views on Twitter. Several news sites covered the video, claiming it shows Aamir Liaquat Hussain, a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.

However, the video actually shows a choreographer named Shoaib Shakoor dancing to “Tip Tip Barsa Paani”.

The video was first shared online on Facebook three days ago by HS Studio, a Pakistan-based photography studio. From Facebook, it has spread to other social media platforms with misleading claims. Mr Shakoor had also shared the video on his own Instagram. Watch the original video below:

Aman Malik, a journalist, was among those who shared the video claiming it showed Mr. Hussain. He later admitted he was wrong when several people reported his mistake on Twitter.

This is of course not the first time that a video has gone viral on social media with misleading claims. Last year, a video began to circulate on social media, claiming that a crowd of more than 300,000 people had taken to the streets of Paris to welcome Lionel Messi to the city.

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