On the evening of Sunday 19th February 2017 the rumor of the death of veteran Bollywood and television actress Farida Jalal spread all over the internet. Everyone was even sending condolences to the actress!
Farida Jalal contacted publicist K Himaanshu Shuklaa who took to Twitter to quash rumors of her death. He tweeted…
Just got a call from #FaridaJalal ji, she is hale and hearty.
Stop spreading fake news…#deathhoax
— K Himaanshu Shuklaa (@khimaanshu) February 19, 2017
He also tweeted a link to his blog post with Farida Jalal’s full statement. It read, “I am hale and hearty. I don’t know where these baseless rumors are coming from. Initially, I laughed, but for the last 30 minutes my phone has been constantly ringing and everybody is asking the same question. It’s a bit irritating, I wonder why people spread such rumors.”
However, Farida Jalal is not the first celebrity to fall victim of fake death rumors. Guess being a celebrity comes at a cost!