Veteran actress Jayanthi's family denies death rumours

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 28, 2018, 12:26 PM(IST)

File image of Kannada actress Jayanthi. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

As veteran Kannada actress Jayanthi was rushed on Tuesday to the hospital for a breathing problem, rumours of her death started doing the rounds. The actress had complained of breathing problem and was rushed to the hospital. 

The actress' family has refuted the reports and stated that she is now 'recovering'. Media reports quoted Jayanthi's son as saying "There is no truth in the news of Jayanti's death in social media. Some TV channels reported that she was dead which is untrue as they were confused regarding her health.”

Jayanthi has worked in over 500 films in several languages. She ruled the screens from the 1960s to 1980s respectively. She featured in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Marathi languages films. Jayanthi has been awarded two Karnataka State Film Awards for Best Actress, the President's Medal for Best Actress and two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress throughout her career. 

The actress was taken to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru and reportedly has 'chronic severe asthma and acute respiratory problem'.

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