Hyderabad: Bollywood actor Shekhar Suman is brimming with anger after a news channel reported false news of his son Adhyayan Suman committing suicide.
The trend of running fake news to boost viewership on the channel hit a new low when the online edition of a news channel declared that Adhyayan has committed suicide. The channel tried to cover up the hideous act by sending an apology to Shekhar and requested him to not initiate legal action against the channel. The actor, however, is all set to sue the channel for spreading such monstrous misinformation about his son.
Shekhar, who is in no mood to accept an apology took to Twitter and wrote, "Some random apology by one of @ZeeNews regular journalists is not acceptable for such an unpardonable act. The bosses should have some shame and own up to their faux-pas which is deplorable. Imagine if they had done the same to any of the political big-wigs."
Some random apology by one of @ZeeNews regular journalists is not accepatable for such an unpardonable act.The bosses shld have some shame and own up to their faux-pas which is deplorable.Imagine if they had done the same to any of the political big-wigs.— Shekhar Suman (@shekharsuman7) February 22, 2021
Speaking about the worst click-bait callousness, Suman told a webloid that Adhyayan was in Delhi when the fake news about his suicide made headlines. The actor also said that his wife and he went through a zillion emotions until they could establish contact with Adhyayan.
"When my wife Alka and I heard this we were numbed. Adhyayan was in Delhi and his phone was out of reach. We died a thousand deaths until we reached him. Just announcing to the world that my son has committed suicide…it’s absolutely unpardonable. You can imagine what my wife and I went through."
Replying to queries about his wellbeing, Adhyayan also took to social media to assure his fans that he is hale and hearty.
For unversed, a news channel on February 20 reported that Adhyayan had committed suicide when in reality he was in Delhi for a work commitment.