Earlier this evening rumours emerged of legendary actress Mumtaz’s demise, which were quickly denied by her family and friends.
Mumtaz, who is very much alive, sent a message through director Milap Zaveri to shut down the rumours. He 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).”
It was a tweet by trade analyst, Komal Nahata who posted rumours about her death. He said, “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.”
In an embarrassing U-turn, Nahata later tweeted, “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.”