The year 2020 is when we read mostly negative news, dead celebrities, referred to as drug lords; movies that collapse because of fear of a pandemic, etc. However, every now and then we stumbled upon some really weird news that couldn’t help but laugh. Bollywood Hungama, in this special column, takes a look at 8 funny and weirdest news from this year.
1. Emraan Hashmi marries Sunny Leone and has a 20 year old son?
According to Kundan Kumar, a young 20-year-old Bihar, his parents are none other than Emraan Hashmi and Sunny Leone! This was what was mentioned on his Dhanraj Mahto Degree College admission card. His screenshot went viral, unsurprisingly. Baffled authorities have promised action. What added to the fun, however, was that Emraan Hashmi reacted to this news by clarifying, “I swear he’s not mine. Sunny Leone, meanwhile, praised the guy and wrote, “These kids are awesome !!!!! Way to dream big :)))))))) XO hahahaha »
I swear he’s not mine https://t.co/ARpJfqZGLT
– Emraan Hashmi (@emraanhashmi) December 9, 2020
These kids are awesome !!!!! Way to dream big :)))))))) XO hahahaha https://t.co/VEkTnsv4VT
– sunnyleone (@SunnyLeone) December 12, 2020
2. Riteish Deshmukh, Lord Hanuman and the Pakistani spy get rupees. 6000 under PM KISAN?
The central government has launched a PM-KISAN cash program in which a farmer is eligible for income support of Rs. 6,000 per year. Unfortunately, fraudsters have usurped money through this scheme, but in innovative ways. They used fake Aadhar cards from actor Riteish Deshmukh, arrested Pakistani spy Mehboob Akhtar and believe it or not even Lord Hanuman. The identities of these three people were used to siphon off Rs brackets from Direct Profit Transfer (DBT). 2,000, 4,000 and 6,000 respectively.
3. Times Now misinterprets Rhea Chakraborty’s “Imma bounce” message
This came at a time when some news channels were just waiting for an excuse or an opportunity to damage Rhea Chakraborty’s reputation. But this quest has made the Times Now news channel a laughing stock. Rhea’s chats had leaked and while accessing these WhatsApp messages they came across a message Rhea sent to her manager Jaya Saha. The text she sent was “Imma bounce” which simply means “I’m leaving”. However, Times Now interpreted him as Rhea Chakraborty referring to a bad check. The channel used this assumption to reinforce the belief that Rhea was in financial trouble and this is the reason she stole money from Sushant Singh Rajput. As a result, Times Now broadcast this fake news “Imma bounce” on their channel and the video went viral in no time.
@TimesNowwhat are you doing even guys! interpret imma bounce which is simply slang / contraction as i will bounce – in typical Marathi this means – mein toh katt loonge to IMMA as an acronym and a “bounced” check. #no idea #whatisthisreporting pic.twitter.com/5JttvhpLIk
– manisha singhal (@manishasinghal) August 27, 2020
4. Akshay Kumar accused of stealing the “game” of Sushant Singh Rajput
Many false conspiracy theories have been put forward by internet users linked to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. In September, Bengaluru-based nCore Games announced the launch of a multiplayer action game called FAU-G, under the mentorship of Akshay Kumar. Suddenly, a report went viral that Akshay Kumar stole this game from Sushant’s computer days before her death. There was no proof or evidence for this baseless accusation and yet it spread like wildfire. nCore Games had to issue a statement to stop these rumors. It didn’t help much and two weeks later the Bombay Civil Court had to intervene!
– nCORE games (@nCore_games) September 7, 2020
5. Did Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan watch Sushant’s “murder” live?
Meanwhile, another bizarre theory was thrown: Akshay Kumar not only stole data from Sushant’s PC, but he also saw a live broadcast of his “ murder ” on the dark web! Not just him, even Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan joined them, as did the Thackerays. The one who spread this lie was attorney Vibhor Anand, who was arrested for preparing many such stories without proof.
6. Spread lies and earn Rs. 15 lakhs
A YouTuber Rashid Siddiqui, who has spread numerous lies about the deaths of Sushant Singh Rajput and Shiv Sena, had a legal problem earlier this year. When the police started their investigations, they found out that I didn’t believe it, this guy had made a lot of rupees. 15 lakh in four months by sharing fake stories about the actor’s death. In May, a month before Sushant died, her income was a paltry $ 4 (Rs. 296). In September, it jumped to $ 8,775 (Rs. 6.50, 898)!
7. MP files for divorce from Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
BJP MP Nand Kishor Gurjar was so angry with the use of his transformed photo in cult web series Paatal Lok that he not only filed an FIR, but also advised cricketer Virat Kohli to divorce from actress Anushka Sharma, who was also the show’s producer!
#Ghaziabad: Head of BJP Nandkishor Gurjar (@ nkgurjar4bjp) filed a complaint against the actor who became a producer @AnushkaSharma. FIR concerns the Web Series #PataalLok. He accused the actress of sedition and advised @imVkohli to divorce. (Story in development) pic.twitter.com/NNEXAFclfX
– Message from the press room (@NewsroomPostCom) 23 May 2020
8. Digitally created viral image as a Kashmiri lookalike of Shah Rukh Khan
Earlier this month, an image went viral with the claim that a Shah Rukh Khan lookalike was discovered in Kashmir. But it soon turned out that this was a digitally created image of the superstar and it was done using a mobile app called FaceApp. Still, it went viral and even Jammu & Kashmir Youth Congress member Aabid Mir Magami fell in love with it. He deleted it, but not before it was retweeted over 500 times!
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