Tamil actor Senthil has fallen victim to death hoax once again in a span of 30 days. But the actor is not taking the issue lightly this time and has filed a case against those spreading rumours of his death.
He has lodged a formal complaint with the Madurai police and requested the cops to take action against the miscreants, who are circulating the news of his death on WhatsApp, reports The Hindu. The actor has claimed that his well-wishers informed him about the speculations doing the rounds on the digital platform.
Senthil had campaigned for the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam at the recently-concluded Tamil Nadu assembly elections. He suspects his rivals might be behind the death rumours.
It may be recalled that there were similar speculations doing the rounds last month. Senthil had slammed the rumours and claimed that he was doing well. In the 25-second video he said, "Please do not believe the rumour that is going viral on WhatsApp. I am perfectly fine."
Senthil is known for playing a comedian in as many as 500 movies in Tamil. He made his film debut in "Pasi" in 1979. He teamed up with Goundamani in slapstick comedies, which made him a household name in Tamil Nadu.
He has acted in many successful movies including the popular films, "Gentleman," "Karagattakaran," "Jeans," "Boys," "Arunachalam," "Jayam," "Unna Ninaichen Pattu Padichen" and "Veera."