A few days ago, Alia Bhatt announced her pregnancy via a sweet post on her social media handles. Bhatt and her actor husband Ranbir Kapoor, who got married in April this year, are expecting their first child. Social media has been abuzz with congratulatory wishes pouring in for the soon-to-be parents. Amidst this, a screenshot of a news channel about late Sushant Singh Rajput's reincarnation through Alia’s baby has gone viral.
This graphic image linked Alia’s pregnancy to Sushant’s rebirth and has a tagline in Hindi which reads, "Alia Bhatt ke bachhe ke roop mein Sushant ka punar janam!" This screenshot has taken the internet by storm and is being shared massively on social media platforms. However, this graphic image with the Zee News banner in the footer is a total fake. Reportedly, someone has edited this viral screenshot with Sushant’s picture.
As per the Bollywoodlife report, the original photo was shared in 2020 by Zee News during the preannouncement of their special show. The show featured a story of a veteran wax artist, Sukanto Roy, from West Bengal, who paid tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput by sculpting a full-sized statue of the late actor. The original tagline of the graphic read, “Asansol mein Sushant ka punar janam! ('Sushant immortalised in wax in Asansol.)” ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt Is 'Overwhelmed' With All The Love She Received Post Announcing Pregnancy; Says, It Feels Special To Celebrate Big Moment With Fans'
Clearly, someone has edited the old photo linking to Sushant's reincarnation and misled people on social media by claiming that the late actor will reincarnate through Alia and Ranbir’s first child. This image is totally fake and misleading. Zee News has also clarified that this screenshot is fake and that the channel and its digital platform have not aired any program or news story about Sushant's reincarnation through Alia Bhatt's baby.
On Monday, Alia posted a photo of herself and Ranbir from the hospital where the couple was seen getting her sonography done. The post was captioned, “Our baby.......Coming soon.”