A Pakistani blog site seems to be responsible for falsely reporting that Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan committed suicide on December 2.
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The story which quickly went viral on the internet claimed that the former Miss World had overdosed on tranquilisers due to 'growing tensions' within the Bachchan household.
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Images of ‘bruised and pale looking’ Aishwarya also circulated on social media, suggesting the suicide attempt resulted in her death. However, the incident turned out to be a hoax reportedly started by a Pakistani blog. Buzzfeed India has attempted to contact the managers of the website for comment.
Just spoke to Mrs Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's official Publicist.She says the suicide rumours r crap.Ppl ought to b responsible.Not done!!— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) December 5, 2016
The rumours were finally put to rest after the 43-year-old star was spotted at a party thrown by designer Manish Malhotra on Sunday, according to the Hindustan Times.
The fake news was also picked by a local broadcaster Neo News which earlier came up with the bizarre claim that US president-elect Donald Trump was born in Pakistan.
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