Sachin Khedekar has become the latest victim to internet death hoax. Later, the veteran actor came out and clarified that he is fit and fine.
It appears that it was a case of mistaken identity. A civil servant with the same name was mistaken by several people, who spread the news on social media and WhatsApp saying that actor died in a car accident.
Once the news started spreading like wild fire, his friends and family members started enquiring about it with Sachin Khedekar, who was stunned by the reports and wondered from where it all started.
"I was stunned when a friend told me about this news. I could not understand from where all these rumours started coming. My friends, family members and relatives had started getting calls asking about my alleged accident," he told The Times of India.
Later, he realised that a civil servant with the same name had been killed in a road accident and people, who did not verify the facts, spread the news on social networking sites.
He also took to his Facebook and Twitter accounts to clarify the news. He posted, "Hey Friends..I am fine and in the best of health. Please ignore all rumours being circulated on whatsapp. Your concern is overwhelming. Thank you."
Sachin Khedekar is a Maharashtra-born actor, who has worked in multiple languages. He has also done several TV shows.