Unlike anything that the death hoax about veteran actress Mumtaz suggested yesterday on social media, she is absolutely fine, said her daughter Tanya Madhvani in a video message on Instagram. Mumtaz is currently in London enjoying a quality time with Tanya and her family. The rumours began when film critic and trade analyst Komal Nahta shared the news of Mumtaz's demise on Twitter. Thereafter Tanya posted a video on Instagram and wrote, "So exhausting another rumor of my mother’s death. She is healthy and looking beautiful as always and has asked me to let her fans know she is well ! It’s all rubbish ?," [sic]
"Hi, this is just a post to say that my mother is fine. She is in London. Komal Nahta has started some rumours and do not listen to them. She's sending her love and kiss to you all," Tanya can be heard saying in the video.
Milap Zaveri too dismissed the rumours as he spoke to Mumtaz's nephew Shaad Randhawa. He tweeted, "Mumtaz Aunty is alive and absolutely fine. Just spoke to her and @Shaadrandhawa her nephew. She would like for the rumors to stop ?"
Thereafter Komal Nahta deleted his tweet and apologised on Twitter, "Extremely sorry for posting news about Mumtaz ji’s demise. By God’s grace, she is hale and hearty. The incorrect news is gaining ground in the film trade. But to set the record straight, Mumtaz ji is absolutely fine."
This is not the first time that Mumtaz has fallen prey to a death hoax. In April last year too, Tanya had dismissed the rumours about her mother's ill-health in a video message from Italy.
The 70-year-old actress Mumtaz was one of the popular actresses in the 1970s. She featured in films such as Mela, Apradh, Naagin, Brahmachari, Ram Aur Shyam, Do Raste and Khilona.
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