Shakti Kapoor
Shakti KapoorCreative Commons/FilmiTadka

After several Bollywood celebs, the latest one to fall victim to an online death hoax is veteran actor Shakti Kapoor.

On Saturday, the news of the B-town baddie's sudden death surfaced on messaging service WhatsApp, saying the actor has been killed in a car accident while travelling from Mumbai to Khandala.

The news spread like wild fire and soon social media was flooded with messages about the actor's demise and some well wishers mourning his death. 

However, it later turned out that the news was fake and that Shakti is absolutely fine and healthy.

The 56-years-old actor, who had just returned from Bangkok after completing a shooting schedule of "Kya Kool Hai Hum 3", was shocked to hear about his death.

Even his industry friends David Dhawan and Rumi Jaffery panicked over the news but Shakti was quick to assure them. "I assured them I'm fine but the calls don't stop. I am tired of telling people that I'm not dead," the actor told The Times of India.

The "Andaz Apna Apna" villain's son Siddhanth Kapoor told the daily: "I was taking a nap. I woke up to over 50 calls asking about the accident. I looked out of the window, saw dad strolling and went went back to sleep."

Siddhanth, later took to Twitter to clarify the false news. "Its all rumours, my father is fine .. there was no accident., touchwood.. Please RETWEET all.." he tweeted.

Daughter and "Haider" actress Shraddha Kapoor too was said to be disappointed over her father's death rumours.

Other celebs who have been dogged by such online death rumours are Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Lata Mangeshkar, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Asha Parekh and Kader Khan, among others.