Has twitter become a platform for trolling, jokes and fake death news? Recent happenings makes a lot of people feel so. After Lata Mangeshkar's fake death news, twitterati just created and spread Asha Parekh's death rumour too!
Just like Lata Mangeshkar's news, this one also turned out to be another false alarm. Asha Parekh had given a statement yesterday on the death of her actor colleague Nanda who passed away on 25th March.
Asha said, "I've lost my friend, confidante.I spoke to her on Monday night. We had a long chat. On Tuesday morning she was gone. When I spoke to her in the night, she was absolutely normal. She was in no pain at all, not even any uneasiness. It is frightening when you dont even get a chance to say goodbye. You are reminded of the fragility of life."
The death news got its bit of credibility when veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai mistakenly tweeted, "Nanda and Asha Parekh pass away in same week." But he himself removed the tweet and apologized for the same.
Sardesai later tweeted, "Deep apologies; now told my info on Ms Parekh passing away is wrong. Picked it up from a tweet. Apologies to all and esp to her. Big lesson learnt: apologies again. Will be much much more careful."