There have been hoax news about the death of numerous stars in Bollywood but all of them were about senior stars like Dilip Kumar or Amitabh Bachchan. But never before it has happened with a TV star. What is more curious is that it has happened with a TV star as young as Divyanka Tripathi. Yesterday, Divyanka had to put out tweet saying that she is alive. This is tweet that she had to put out.
So, what exactly happened?
"There was a whatsapp message circulating that she was involved in a car accident on the highway and died on her way to the hospital. It is true that recently one female actor died in a car crash. The news of that crash was being circulated as Divyanka's death," said a source close to the actor.
Rachana, a popular TV star of south Indian tele-serials died a horrible death when her car collided with a parked truck. Her friend, actor Jeevan who was driving the car, also died on the spot. This accident occurred on August 24, 2017.
However, some miscreants used that news and replaced Rachana's photos with Divyanka's photos and circulated it on Whatsapp. Somebody put the same news on Twitter and asked Divyanka if she is alive. "She was dumbfounded. This was the first time the death of a TV actor was circulated on Twitter like that. She immediately put out a tweet saying that she is alive just to squash the rumours," the source added.
Divyanka, who is popularly known by her screen name Ishita from the show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is one of the most sought after actresses in the small screen industry. Her character is loved by many and she has become a popular household name post her appearance on the show. She got married to co-actor Vivek Dahiya in July 2016 and the couple recently lifted the Nach Baliye trophy after warding off stiff competition from other celebrity contestants.