Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter on Wednesday to dispel all rumours of his uncle and veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor's demise.
Uncle Shashi Kapoor is doing fine. Hope this ends all the speculation about him. Some rumour mongering is happening pic.twitter.com/anycveT7b5â Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 23, 2016
Earlier in the day, tweets mourning his death poured in on Twitter.
RIP Shashi Kapoor .... Loved your movies and you will be sorely missed!â Hitesh Rawal (@HiteshRawal) March 23, 2016
Just been informed that Mr. SHASHI KAPOOR no more. RIP to one of Bollywoods loveable superstar.â Pushpendra Kumar (@pushpendra1002) March 23, 2016
Legendary actor...SHASHI KAPOOR..died a few minute's back..â suraj mathur ā¤¨ā¤ŽāĨ (@SurajMathur14) March 23, 2016
Shashi kapoor RIPâ Boi (@sylvanJalmeida) March 23, 2016
This is however not the first time that fake news of Shashi Kapoor's death has created a frenzy. Apart from such rumours circulating on social media several times in the past, a leading newspaper had in 2011 reportedly published that the thespian had passed away.
The yesteryear heartthrob, who turned 78 on March 18, has reportedly been unwell for quite some time now.