Asha Parekh is not dead–the Indian actress is very much alive despite news going viral that supposedly detailed her death.
“RIP” (Rest in Peace) messages spread on Twitter on Thursday and more started getting posted after cricket player Sanjay Manjrekar and journalist Rajdeep Sardesai posted about Parekh’s supposed death.
Manjrekar deleted his tweet while Sardesai apologized.
“Deep apologies: now told my info on Ms Parekh passing away is wrong,” he said. “Picked it up from a tweet. Apologies to all and esp to her.”
He added: “Big lesson learnt: apologies again. Will be much much more careful.”
Actress Adah Sharma was among those reacting to the news and trying to stop the rumors from spreading, saying: “Asha Parekh is hail and hearty! Just spoke to her! Stop spreading rumors!”