Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre at Ram-leela special screeningVarinder Chawla

Actress Sonali Bendre, who will soon be debuting in small screen in her fiction show "Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh", has recently been in the news for some wrong reason. 

According to a report published by a leading daily last week, Bendre's brother and uncle have died in a fatal road accident. 

However, it turns out that the report was a hoax. "That was fake news," Bendre told DNA. "Those were not my relatives." 

The death report entitled "Celebs Who Died In Crash" also gave detailed information regarding the gruesome incident along with teary-eyed photos of the actress thereby intensifying the double tragedy that has hit the celeb's family. [Read the story here]

The report stated that the incident took place on 16 September, when the car in which the actress' brother and uncle were travelling from Tirupati to Karnataka collided with another vehicle that was coming from the opposite direction.

Meanwhile, Bendre's husband Goldie Behl took to his Twitter handle to clarify the fake news and announced that no one from the family has been a part of any such mishaps.

A star close to the couple told DNA: "How can they be so callous and careless about such a sensitive issue as a death in the family? How could they publish something so distressing without checking with Sonali or Goldie?"

Though, the reports have turned out to be fake, it has already brought in distress to Bendre's family as many well wishers have flooded with condolences to the family.

Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone too has been in the news for her stand against the leading daily for her much-controversial cleavage row. Many celebs from the industry as well as the public have lent their support to Padukone. However, the issue has now turned bitter as the leading daily has gone hostile defending their position.