Veteran actress Farida Jalal was the latest culprit of death hoax. Last night, rumours did the rounds that she has passed away. However, the lady clarified that she is alive and kicking. In fact, she is busy with guests at home, entertaining them. In an EXCLUSIVE conversation with Bollywood Life, she said, "Initially, I thought it was some kind of prank but I realised it wasn't that when I suddenly started getting calls from every nook and croony. It was awkward, because constantly I was saying the same thing to everyone, 'Allah ka raham hai, mai theek hoon'. It was irritating, nevertheless, this death hoax, made me realise that how much people love me."
Annoyed, the lady asked a publicist (Himaanshu Shuklaa) to put the rumours to rest. "Now, I am thankful to all the media houses and journalists, who helped me to put an end to this weird rumour. The funny part was that a fake account on my name on Twitter @FaridaJalal_ announced that I am alive. I want to clarify that I am not using Twitter and request media not to take tweets from that account as my official ones."
Farida Jalal has acted in countless films but the younger generation will remember her as Kajol aka Simran's mom from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. She is quite active and just finished working on a film, Sargoshiyaan. The film is directed by actor Imran Khan. It will release in April 2017. 'Sargoshiyan' stars veteran actors like Alok Nath, Farida Jalal, Tom Alter, Khalid Siddiqui and Shahbaz Khan, along with Sara Afreen Khan, Aditi Bhatia, Hasan Zaidi and Indraneil Sengupta. Apart from them, a few Kashmiri actor's like Zamir Ashai, GM Wani and Zahoor Zaidi are also playing a prominent role in the film set against the backdrop of Kashmir. Farida has acted in over 200 films in various languages. She is not the only one to fall prey to death hoaxes. Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Yo Yo Honey Singh have also been made targets of such rumours. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoops and updates.
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