While we simply adore our Bollywood celebrities, there are some people who love to spread false news and create unnecessary sensation. The recent victim of celebrity death hoax victim is popular TV actress Shweta Tiwari, who was declared “dead” by a Facebook post. While her husband Abhinav Kohli clarified that she is alive and happy, this isn’t the first time that the internet has “killed” B-town stars.
In the past, there have been multiple fake celeb death news that shocked the entire nation. Right from biggies such as Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth to Honey Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana, the social media has spread hoax death news like wild fire. Have a look at some of the shocking Bollywood death rumours.
When superstar Rajnikanth took ill in 2011, news of his death spread like wild fire and Rajini fans who browsed online forums headed to his residence to find out the truth. Again in 2016, the rumours spread even quicker as websites of newspapers and news channels out of Sri Lanka carried the news prominently, adding spice to it by the hour.
In January 2017, a shocking went viral on Facebook. The picture was a collage of Amitabh Bachchan lying down, as his actor son Abhishek Bachchan rushes him at to hospital. This wasn’t the first time the 74-year-old legendary actor has found himself becoming a victim of celebrity death hoaxes. In 2016, the fake news of Amitabh Bachchan’s untimely death came as a rude shock to his devoted fans when it went viral on WhatsApp.
As a social experiment, a Facebook page declared Katrina Kaif dead in November, 2013. Fans all over the country were extremely shocked and confused to hear of the actress’s sudden demise. Before the rumor could start a nationwide panic wave, the page admitted on the news being a hoax and clarified that the actress is very much alive.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
In 2016, fake rumours were abuzz that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had taken an overdose of tranquillisers following constant ‘family quarrels’ over her steamy photo shoot with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil co-star Ranbir Kapoor. The reports added that her alleged suicide attempt and subsequent death was hushed up by the family. The alleged hoax went viral on social media with blogs trending on the issue.
Actor, Singer and VJ Ayushman Khurana was also one of the many victims of this hoax. The actor had been on a family trip and was declared dead due to a snowboarding accident. Just when our broken hearts were getting accustomed to the news, Ayushman himself confirmed that he is indeed alive and kicking.