“One photo was tampered with & morphed”. This is what Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh told cops in the ongoing nude photoshoot case. News agency ANI reported the claims made by the ‘Jayeshbhai Jordar’ actor earlier on Thursday. The actor had given the statement earlier on August 29 when he appeared in front of the Mumbai police.

For the unversed, a case has been registered against Ranveer Singh for obscenity & insulting women’s modesty under the IT Act 2002 based on a complaint filed by an NGO official. The complaint was filed earlier in July at the Chembur police station, days after Ranveer Singh brewed a storm by appearing in a nude photo shoot for a US-based magazine.

It should be noted that the picture that Singh alleges to be morphed and tampered with, is not part of the seven pictures he had shared on his Instagram account. The one picture that Singh has alleged to be morphed will be sent to forensic laboratory.

Meanwhile, as per an Indian Express report, Ranveer Singh will likely be given a clean chit as the FIR was filed on the basis of the fact that his private parts were visible in one of the photographs. Pictures shared on Instagram does not come in the purview of obscenity as no private parts were visible.

The Facts of the Matter

For weeks, Ranveer Singh & his private parts had somehow managed to become part of the public discourse. What was merely a photoshoot done for a US website, had turned into an issue of national importance, and fodder for trolling and making memes. Matters escalated when an FIR was filed against Ranveer Singh on the charges of obscenity by the Mumbai Police.


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“Tampered & Morphed With”: ANI

Earlier on August 29, the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actor appeared in front of the Mumbai Police to record a statement. Back then, there were no confirmed reports as to what transpired at the police station. However, as per news agency ANI, Singh during his meeting with the police, had made some shocking claims.

“As per information accessed now, the actor in his statement has claimed that someone has tampered with and morphed one of the photos of the actor,” news agency ANI tweeted today.


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Morphed Picture Not Part of Album Shared on Insta

According to reports, it was allegedly the “tampered” and “morphed” picture based on which an FIR had been registered against Ranveer Singh for obscenity. Ranveer in his interview to the police claimed that the one particular picture was not part of seven pictures shared by him on his Instagram profile.

The picture that Ranveer has alleged to be morphed will now be sent to the forensic science laboratory to confirm whether it has been morphed and tampered with or not.

“He provided us with all the photos taken during the photoshoot. The police team also checked his Instagram posts, which do not have the photograph that was given by the complainant,” a police officer involved in the investigation of the case was quoted in an Indian Express report.


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Ranveer May Get Clean Chit

As per the same report, if it is proven true that the picture had indeed been morphed, Ranveer Singh will likely be given a clean chit in the matter. The FIR was filed on the ground that his private parts were visible in the nude photoshoot.

 

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