The report originated from fake news website Linkbeef.
Bollywood was in shock on Sunday evening after fake news about Aishwarya Rai’s death circulated through online media, triggering a instant spike the social media discussion about the former Miss Universe.
According to Inquisitr, the report originated from fake news website Linkbeef, which suggest that the cause of death was overdose of tranquilisers.
The report alleged that owing to her steamy scenes in the recently released Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the Bachchans were ill-treating her and hence the actress had decided to commit suicide. Some reports also carried an image of a bruised person on a hospital bed.
Earlier, Aishwaryaâ€™s father-in-law has been declared dead in a similar manner. News of Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor and Kadar Khanâ€™s death have also created a flurry on social media.
Hollywood actors such as Morgan Freeman, Adam Sandler and Rowan Atkinson have also been victims of such fake viral news.