Doctored video of ‘Modi’ chants during Manushi Chhillar’s Miss World crowning surfaces as BJP supporters credit PM with beauty queen’s success


India’s Manushi Chillar on Saturday was crowned Miss World 2017 in China. The 21-year-old beauty queen, who hails from Haryana, earned the new glory during the beauty pageant held at the Sanya City Arena in China.

Among those who congratulated were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Maharashtra chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Sushmita Sen. Priyanka had won this title in 2000.

However, just when some users on social media joked that the supporters of Modi will soon take credit the prime minister with Chhillar’s crowning glory, they weren’t disappointed. Some BJP supporters indeed took to social media to claim that Chhillar’s success was only possible because India now had a ‘strong prime minister.’

These Facebook users weren’t the only individuals praising Modi for Chhillar’s success at a beauty contest. There were many on Twitter, who implied that Modi was responsible for an Indian finally winning the Miss World contest after 17 years.

And if this wasn’t enough, a doctored video of chanting of ‘Modi, Modi’ soon after Chhillar’s name was announced too was widely being circulated. In the doctored video, a group of individuals are heard shouting Modi’s name while also making fun of the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. This video was reportedly created as an act of sarcasm by Mumbai-based comedian Jose Covaco. But many Modi supporters are sharing the video on social media mistaking it as if this indeed happened.

However, in the real video, there were no such Modi chants. You can watch the original video below.