Mumtaz’s death hoax: Daughter Tanya, Milap Zaveri refutes the rumour

After trade analyst Komal Nahta run the news on his social media handle that veteran actress Mumtaz passed away in his sleep, there has been hullaballoo among her fans.

However, director Milap Zaveri took to Twitter to dispell the rumours and wrote that Mumtaz is 'very much alive'.

Zaveri wrote, "Mumtaz Aunty is alive and absolutely fine. Just spoke to her and @Shaadrandhawa her nephew. She would like for the rumors to stop (sic)."

This was in response to Nahta's now-deleted tweet that read, "Yesteryear actress Mumtaz passed away in her sleep early this morning in Bombay due to cardiac arrest. Funeral tomorrow once her daughter reaches from the USA."

Nahta deleted the tweet after Milap's confirmation on Twitter.

The critic later wrote, "Extremely sorry for posting news about Mumtaz ji’s demise. By God’s grace, she is hale and hearty. The incorrect news is gaining ground in the film trade. But to set the record straight, Mumtaz ji is absolutely fine."

On Friday, her family members dismissed the rumours via an interview to news agency PTI. "She is alive, fit and fine. She wants to know why everybody is spreading false news," a family member told PTI.

In addition, Tanya Madhvani, Mutaz's younger daughter, posted a video of herself in her Instagram account where she informed Mumtaz’s fans that her mom is hale and hearty. "So exhausting another rumour of my mother's death. She is healthy and looking beautiful as always and has asked me to let her fans know she is well! It's all rubbish."

Last year in April also Mumtaz’s death hoax hit the headlines and then her daughter Tanya shared video of her mom where she said, "It felt strange to see that so many people were worried about me after so many years. I’m thankful to have received your love. Do not get worried... I'm very happy and healthy. I'm not at lonely as it was reported. My children are looking after me and I'm happy."