Did Cartoon publish by Amul mocking at Urmila Matondkar is true?
News Claim: An advertisement is circulating on social media featuring Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar, claiming that the cartoon is shared by Amul making fun of her. The caption of the cartoon reads: “Not MASOOM anymore”, referring to Matondkar.
Many users retweeted the claim
Amul needs to be CANCELLED ASAP for joining the IT Cell in 1995. pic.twitter.com/u7YSLrdGab— Nirmalya Dutta (@nirmalyadutta23) September 18, 2020
Old or new, what's disgusting remains disgusting !! https://t.co/BHUF6Lk2um— Mrinal Pande (@MrinalPande1) September 18, 2020
Director Ram Gopal Verma shared a cartoon with verification and wrote.
Amul hoarding after RANGEELA released
Deleted the Amul ad because it seems the ad is an old one (from when Rangeela was released). Doesn’t really make the ad any better or more humorous but it is definitely not a response to the current ‘conversation’ around Urmila Matondkar.— Deepanjana (@dpanjana) September 18, 2020
Anurag Kashyap, replying to the journalist, stated “If I am not mistaken, this came out when “Rangeela” released and not now… It was meant to be an appreciation. Now misused by trolls after the current scenario.”
If I am Not mistaken , this came out when “Rangeela” released and not now. And it was based on the fact that Urmila was the child actor in “Masoom”. It was meant to be an appreciation . Now misused by trolls after the current scenario.— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 18, 2020
This was a Famous Hoarding of Amul in 1995 when Rangeela released. Like in 1994, it was on Raveena with - Tu Cheez badi hai Maska Mast, 1993, it was on Madhuri with - Roti Ke Neeche Kya Hai?. This has nothing to do with any Current Controversy. pic.twitter.com/AYRGsMDyiY— Joy (@Joydas) September 18, 2020
News Verdict: The claim is false. The photograph is from the year 1995 when Urmila's film 'Rangeela' was released.