Fact check: BGMI sneak peek with Paresh Rawal is fake
Ever since Krafton announced that Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is coming back soon, gamers and fans have been trying to deduce the actual release date. While Krafton said that the game will soon be available to download on Android and iOS devices via the Google Play Store and App Store, he did not mention a particular release date or time. As a result, members of the Indian Gaming Community (IGC) have been speculating about the release date on social media, coming up with their own wild theories.
Notably, a short teaser has been making the rounds on social media channels featuring actor Paresh Rawal. Before he gets excited, he knows that the BGMI teaser with Paresh Rawal is fake.
Here’s everything you need on this edited BGMI sneak peek and Paresh Rawal’s link to BGMI.
BGMI x Paresh Rawal Advance Fact Check
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the teaser, let’s first discuss what’s actually shown in it in those five short seconds. The trailer opened with the Krafton logo, followed by the Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) logo, and concluded with a shot of Paresh Rawal looking at someone with a smile on his face. In the background, he can hear the heartbeat.
If you are an avid movie buff who watches a lot of movies, you will have immediately guessed that the teaser is fake. The reason is that the short clip of Paresh Rawal is actually from the trailer of the 2021 Hindi film titled Toofan with Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal.
At 2:33 in the Toofan trailer, you can find the actual clip of Paresh Rawal. Even otherwise, one can easily tell that the trailer was poorly edited and spliced together, giving it the typical fan-trailer vibes.
Why is Paresh Rawal involved with BGMI?
The reason you’ve been finding a ton of Paresh Rawal edits and clips in the BGMI community could probably be attributed to an official BGMI Instagram caption.
On May 24, BGMI Instagram posted: “We have something very special coming soon on YouTube! Can you guess the name of the post? Hint: Aisa dhak dhak horela hai!”
“Mereko a aisa dhak dhak horela hai” loosely translates to “I feel nervous” in English. This phrase is a very famous reference to the popular movie Phir Hera Pheri. Interestingly, Paresh Rawal says this dialogue in the movie to his fellow actors Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty.
With BGMI posting this dialogue, fans immediately started concocting theories linking Paresh Rawal and the official release of BGMI.
One user commented on Instagram: “Aisa Dhak Dhak Horela Hai – Paresh Rawal. His birthday is May 30 Matlab game May 30 Ko aarha hai.(Translation: which means the game will return on May 30.)
While we are not sure of the actual release date for BGMI, it will be crazy if the game releases on May 30, which shows that BGMI fans have some good detective skills. Most importantly though, the teaser with the actor is actually fake.