On Sunday evening, the rumor mill was abuzz with news of Farida Jalal’s death. Famous for her role as either Shah Rukh Khan’s or Kajol’s mother, the beautiful Farida Jalal is a face that not many can forget.
The news was shared by a Facebook page and considering it to be true, the news spread like wildfire on social media. As it turns out, the news was incorrect. Jalal’s publicist Himaanshu Shukla has issued a statement saying Farida Jalal is alive and kicking.
“Veteran actress Farida Jalal not dead – After Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, another actress becomes a victim of a death hoax after a message of the Farida Jalal passing away went viral on social networking site.”
Aint that a headbanger?
Farida said, ‘I am hale and hearty. I don’t know from where these baseless rumors are coming from. Initially, I laughed, but from 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’.”
The actress posted on Twitter as well:
With thousands of shares on both Facebook and Twitter, people have been posting their condolences on the veteran’s demise. However, the moral police has come out in droves to hush up the rumor:
FARIDA JALAL IS ALIVE. STOP SPREADING FAKE NEWS IT HURTS!!! ?
— Komal Shahid (@ArmedWithWords) February 19, 2017
OH MY GOD STOP KILLING PEOPLE ON TWITTER. Farida Jalal is very much alive. There's no news anywhere.
— irrelevant (@merabichrayaar) February 19, 2017
The race of breaking the news … they all are killing Farida Jalal at a lightning speed.. zinda hain
— UMAIRICA (@Umairmirza) February 19, 2017
I'm really glad my Favourite Actress is within us. #FaridaJalal Don't believe in Fake News and stop spreading it across.
— Duheeta Joshi (@BeWannabee) February 20, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 19, 2017
Farida Jalal will soon be seen playing the role of a Kashmiri woman in Imran Khan’s next film, titled ‘Sargoshiyan’.
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