Veteran Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal reacted to a social media page claiming he died on Friday.
The actor shared a 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 passed away at 7 am on the 14th. May 2021 ”.
Reacting to the hoax with humor, the 65-year-old actor tweeted: “Sorry for the misunderstanding as I was asleep after 7am…!”
Fans of the actor, however, are not amused by the death hoax. While some expressed their anger, others prayed for his long life. Some fans have also shared memes featuring the actor, for approaching the fake news with humor.
“Action must be taken against this page. I cannot tolerate this kind of joke. You are my favorite sir. I pray to God that day never comes, ”commented one fan.
“Yeah, it’s in bad taste,” suggested another fan.
“You have to show some respect to all living legends. They can’t get more likes and shares (asTRP) by announcing someone’s death. Unacceptable in civilized society, ”tweeted another fan.
In terms of work, Rawal will then be seen in “Hungama 2”, the sequel to the 2003 film “Hungama”. The film also stars Shilpa Shetty, Meezaan Jaaferi and Pranitha Subhas.
Previously, Paresh Rawal tested positive for Covid-19. The 65-year-old actor tweeted to report on his health and asked those who have come in contact with him in recent days to get tested.
“Unfortunately, I tested positive for Covid-19. Anyone who has come in contact with me in the past 10 days is urged to get tested, ”Paresh Rawal tweeted.
Reacting to his tweet, friends, industry colleagues and fans expressed concern and wished him a speedy recovery.
“Get well soon my friend @SirPareshRawal. Love and prayers always! Anupam Kher tweeted.
“Heal Paresh Bhai soon… the speed of God,” commented Rahul Dev.
“I wish you a speedy recovery, sir!” Ranvir Shorey shared.
Rawal will next be seen alongside Farhan Akhtar in the upcoming boxing drama “Toofan”. The film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra also stars actress Mrunal Thakur. “Toofan” is slated to premiere May 21 on Amazon Prime Video.
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