I heard Farida Jalal on the radio this morning laughing about the rumours of her death doing the rounds. The veteran actress had no idea how the rumour even took off and took over social media last night. The 67-year old actress confirmed that she’s hale and hearty.
Yup, this meme is probably how Farida Jalal reacted to all the rumours about her death.
I don’t know where these baseless rumours are coming from. Initially I laughed, but my phone has been ringing for the last 30 minutes and everybody is asking me the same question. It is a bit irritating, I wonder why people spread such rumours.
Farida Jalal, Actor
Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Yo Yo Honey Singh have been targets of similar ‘fake news’ trends is the past, and Farida ji is both amused and annoyed by it all.
Thank you for all the love. I’m absolutely hale and hearty, all this love is not going to let me leave. Thank you for your wishes. May Allah bless you.
The actress will soon be seen playing a prominent role of a Kashmiri woman in Imran Khan’s upcoming film Sargoshiyan. Farida Jalal has played vital roles in films like Zubeidaa, Student of the Year, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Khoobsurat and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. She is also the star of TV shows like Shararat, Ammaji Ki Galli and Jeannie Aur Juju.
The news of Farida Jalal’s death has been greatly exaggerated. On Sunday, a deluge of messages began appearing on Twitter offering condolences to the 67-year-old star’s family.
Her Wikipedia page was also updated to reflect her passing.
When DNA contacted her, the actor said, “I am hale and hearty.” She further added, “I don’t know from where these baseless rumours are coming from. Initially I laughed, but from last 30 mins my phone have been constantly ringing and everybody is asking the same question. It’s a bit irritating, I wonder why people spread such rumours.”
Courtesy : thequint.com