Prem Chopra has said in an interview that he has been receiving calls since Wednesday morning after fake news about his death began to circulate. The actor has said he received calls from Rakesh Roshan, Amod Mehra and others asking if he was still alive. Also read: Prem Chopra turns 86: at this age I don’t want to go outside unnecessarily
In January, Prem Chopra and his wife Uma Chopra were admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after testing positive for Covid-19. The two were released from the hospital after a few days.
In an interview with ETimes, speaking about his death deception, Prem said: “This is sadism, what else! Someone is getting sadistic pleasure by falsely informing people that I’m gone. But here I am, talking to you, absolutely halle and cordial.”
He added: “I don’t know how many calls of this nature I’ve received since morning. Rakesh Roshan called me. Amod Mehra (trade analyst) called. I wonder who did this to me. I also have to tell you that someone has done something similar with Jeetendra, my good friend. That happened about four months ago. This has to stop – and immediately.”
Amod Mehra also shared the update on his Twitter handle. He wrote: “All those who take sick pleasure in declaring my brother Shri Prem Chopra dead, pay attention, I have just spoken to him and he is healthy and cordial. Sir, Jug Jug Jeeo… meri umar bhi monkey ko lag jaye (May you live long life. May my life be added to yours). Jai Mata Di.”
Prem started his acting career in the early 1960s. Some of his best films are: Shaheed (1965), Upkaar (1967), Purab Aur Pashchim, Do Raaste (1969), Kati Patang (1970), Do Anjaane (1976), Jaadu Tona (1977), Kala Sona, Dostana (1980), Kranti (1981), Jaanwar (1982), Phool Bane Angarey (1991) and many more. Prem starred with the late actor Rajesh Khanna in more than 19 films. He was last seen in Varun V Sharma’s Bunty Aur Babli 2, which was released in November 2021.