Thiruvananthapuram: TV channels created a flutter when they aired incorrect information about the death of popular Malayalam film star Cochin Haneefa.
The TV channels said Haneefa, aged 58 years, died at a private hospital in Chennai Tuesday at noon.
Soon condolences from Haneefa`s colleagues started pouring in.
The TV channels also started running clips of the popular films Haneefa acted in.
But at 1 p.m. the channels said they regretted airing the news which they received from their sources in the hospital at Chennai where Haneefa is admitted.
According to the channels, the latest news is that Haneefa is "very serious".