This is however not the first time that fake news of Shashi Kapoor's death has created a frenzy.

Shashi Kapoor is alive and doing fine Rishi Kapoor quashes rumours of deathScreenshot; Tahir Khan/YouTube
news Entertainment Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 17:29

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter on Wednesday to dispel all rumours of his uncle and veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor's demise. 

Earlier in the day, tweets mourning his death poured in on Twitter.

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. 

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