I am hale and hearty, Farida Jalal slams death rumours

Veteran actress Farida Jalalj is the next Bollywood celebrity, who fell prey to death hoax. On Sunday, Farida Jalal’s death rumour spread like fire in a jungle on social media.

However, when contacted Farida affirmed, "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."

On Sunday night, the fake news of Farida Jalal’s death started circulating on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Publicist Himaanshu Shukla has issued a statement saying Farida Jalal is alive and doing fine. The statement reads,“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”.

In the past, veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Shashi Kapoor, veteran playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit-Nene, rap singer Yo Yo Honey Singh became victim of death hoax.

Born on March 14, 1949 in New Delhi, Farida Jalal is a well known face in film and television world. She has worked in more than two hundred Bollywood movies apart from Telugu, Tamil and English-language film.

She had won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in Paras (1971), Henna (1991) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).

Farida Jalal will be next seen in Imran Khan's upcoming film 'Sargoshiyan' in which she is playing a prominent role of a Kashmiri woman.

We wish Farida Jalal a long and healthy life!