Paresh Rawal is the latest victim to celebrity death hoaxes. It was being said that the 65-year-old actor has passed away on Friday in the morning at 7 am. And before the hoax could spread like a wildfire on social media, the Hungama 2 actor debunked the reports claiming about his death.
The actor shared screenshot of a Twitter page that has his photo with a condolence message in Hindi, announcing that "Paresh Rawal ji, a member of the film industry has passed away at 7am on 14th May, 2021". Reacting to the hoax with humour, Paresh Rawal tweeted, "Sorry for the misunderstanding as I slept past 7am...!"
However, fans were not amused by the death hoax. While some expressed anger, others prayed for his long life. Some fans also shared memes featuring the actor, for tackling the fake news with humour.
"Action should be taken against this page. I can't tolerate such kinds of joke. You are my fav sir. I pray god this day will never come," commented a fan. "Yes, this is bad in taste," suggested another fan. "Some respect must be shown to all the living legends. They can't have more likes n share (asTRP) by announcing someone's death. Not acceptable in civilised Society," tweeted another fan.
Before Paresh Rawal, celebrities like Mukesh Khanna, Lucky Ali, Nafisa Ali, Kirron Kher, Meenakshi Seshadri and Tabassum had also fallen prey to death hoaxes in the recent past.
In March, Paresh Rawal had tested positive for Covid-19, two weeks after taking the first dose of the vaccine. He had tweeted to inform about his health and asked those who have come in contact with him in the past few days to get themselves tested.
On the work front, Rawal will next be seen in Hungama 2, sequel to the 2003 film Hungama. The film also stars Shilpa Shetty, Meezaan Jaaferi and Pranitha Subhas. He will also be seen alongside Farhan Akhtar in the upcoming boxing drama Toofan. The film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra also features actress Mrunal Thakur. Toofan is scheduled for a May 21 premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
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