In a single year, there have been two news about veteran actor, Mumtaz’s death. Her daughter Tanya Madhvani, her nephew Shaad Randhawa and filmmaker Milap Zaveri have come forward to clarify the issue. The actor told that she’s healthy and happy, living peacefully, away from the limelight.
Mumtaz shared her feelings about the rumours of her demise, the amount of love she gets from her friends and family and what will compel her to come back to the big screen. The rumours started to flood Twitter after film critic and trade analyst Komal Nahta shared Mumtaz’s death news on the micro-blogging site. However, Milap Zaveri clarified by writing that Mumtaz was alive and healthy.
Zaveri wrote, “Mumtaz Aunty is alive and absolutely fine. Just spoke to her and @Shaadrandhawa her nephew. She would like for the rumours to stop”.
This was in the reply to Nahta’s now-deleted tweet that read, “Yesteryear actress Mumtaz passed away in her sleep early this morning in Bombay due to cardiac arrest. Funeral tomorrow once her daughter reaches from the USA.”
The critic later wrote, “Extremely sorry for posting news about Mumtaz Ji’s demise. By God’s grace, she is hale and hearty. The incorrect news is gaining ground in the film trade. But to set the record straight, Mumtaz Ji is absolutely fine”.