Young Tollywood director Viplove Koneti is the latest celebrity to fall prey to death hoax. On Tuesday, a section of media reported that , Koneti, whose directorial debut Hithudu is awaiting release, passed away. Later, the director himself clarified that he was very much alive.
Reacting to the rumours, Koneti wrote on his Facebook page, “I fell ill, was hospitalised and cut myself off from all phone contact. True. Rest is a mystery. And I love death. I have openly confessed this in my writings, art and talks. I learnt a lot from death, which I have observed at close quarters while I was studying medicine. Death is no joke for me. This is all because of a disturbance that I could not control and right now, I’m trying to control. I will try tougher measures so that such ‘disturbances’ do not disturb other people (sic)”.
Viplove’s Hithudu features Jagapathi Babu and Meera Nandan in the lead roles.