Hours after the sudden demise of veteran actress Nanda, Twitter was abuzz with news of legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar having suffered a heart attack. However, the Nightingale of India put rumours to rest via her official Twitter account.
And now a day after, there were reports of the death of veteran actresss and Nanda’s best friend Asha Parekh.
And this looked more real because of tweets by former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar and senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
But actress Adah Sharma of 1920 fame tweeted that the veteran actress was perfectly fine.
Asha Parekh is hail and hearty ! Just spoke to her! Stop spreading rumours !!!
— Adah Sharma (@adah_sharma) March 27, 2014
Rajdeep had tweeted:
Though Sanjay deleted his tweet immediately, Rajdeep later tweeted an apology and deleted the tweet.
Deep apologies; now told my info on Ms Parekh passing away is wrong. Picked it up from a tweet. Apologies to all and esp to her.
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) March 27, 2014
Asha Parekh fans took to Twitter and clarified with some taking a dig at Rajdeep Sardesai and Sanjay Manjrekar.
Asha is alive RT @sardesairajdeep: Nanda and Asha Parekh pass away in same week. The 60s are fading away: remember hill station romances?
— Chandru (@ChandrusWeb) March 27, 2014
— Agnivo (@Aagan86) March 27, 2014
Twitter killings continue! After Lata ji rumour, now Sanjay Manjrekar & Rajdeep Sardesai falsely kill Asha Parekh! Tsk Tsk! Verify fact kids
— Hetal Adesara (@HetalAdesara) March 27, 2014
Asha Parekh is ALIVE. Stop with your RIP tweets.
— Authentic Veg Thaali (@thebhokalibong) March 27, 2014