New Delhi: The Internet is a volatile place. Here, the viral culture is constantly eroding the significance of authenticity. And, as a result, social media users often come across fake news. Indian television actress Shweta Tiwari recently became the latest victim of death hoax online.
However, husband Abhinav Kohli soon came to her rescue and rubbished all such reports. According to a Mid-Day report, originally attributed to SpotboyE, he said, "Shweta is hale and hearty and doing amazingly well. We have been getting calls from a lot of people after that post came up."
The whole confusion took over the cyberspace when a Facebook page reportedly posted condolence message for Shweta. "I feel very sad and shocked on knowing that Shweta Tiwari (Prerna) of Kasautii Zindagi Kay lost the battle with life and is no more. RIP Shweta. Balaji Telefilms and the whole team will miss you," it read.
For the unversed, death hoaxes have now become a common scenario on the Internet. Earlier, reports of Farida Jalal and Dilip Kumar's demise shook the virtual world.