Singer Arijit Singh and his fans would not have imagined in their wildest dreams how his songs could be used to taunt fake news peddlers. But the social media team of Assam Police did exercise their creativity to turn one of Arijit’s songs into a witty message for those who forward fake news, and misinformation on social media without any responsibility.
The northeastern state’s recent social media post on Wednesday shared a video clip of Arijit singing one of his romantic songs titled Aaj Phir from the 2014 movie Hate Story 2. Captioning the video, Assam Police wrote, “When you share unverified information without fact-checking.” The caption goes quite well with the singer’s performance who sings these lines from the song,“Na fikar, na sharam, na lihaaz aaya (no worries, no shame, no respect).”
The post has received over 4.6K views on Twitter. The Assam Police posted the video on the microblogging site and wrote, “Fake News Peddlers be like, ‘Phir Misinformation share karne chala hai tu.’ (Once again you are going to share misinformation).” These are the lyrics from another song by Arijit Singh titled Phir Mohabbat from the movie 2011 movie Murder 2.
On Facebook, the post has garnered over 1.2K reactions as netizens praised the social media team of Assam Police. One of the users commented that whoever has made this post should get an award. While another user commented, “Hats off to the operator of the Assam Police page.” Many are commending the sense of humour of the state police.
In an earlier tweet, the Assam Police displayed its sublime use of word play inspired by the hit Netflix series Narcos. The tweet posted by Assam’s Dibrugarh district police included a picture of some criminals involved in illicit drugs smuggling caught by the state police. The police department captioned the picture as, “Drugs Peddling will Pablo-bly end you up behind the Esco-bars!” The team of Dibrugarh police had found 85 grams of suspected heroin during multiple operations in the town and arrested four drug peddlers on Wednesday.