Veteran actress Jayanthi's family has rubbished the reports of her death and claimed it to be a hoax.
Reportedly, there have been reports that the actress passed away after she was hospitalised over the complaint of 'chronic severe asthma and acute respiratory failure'.
Jayanthi's son Krishna Kumar even told IBTimes, "She has been suffering from asthma for 35 years. She used inhalers every day and was never admitted to hospital over breathing issues. Last evening, her health started deteriorated and she was taken to Sidvin Hospital. Based on doctor's advises, we shifted her to Vikram Hospital in Cunningham Road. The doctors have told us that she will be kept under observation for the next 24 hours. She is currently on the ventilator."
However, as per the recent report published in Indian Express, Jayanti is recovering and is also responding well to the treatment. The report also mentioned that she might be discharged in a couple of days.
Talking about her journey in showbiz, Jayanthi is a known face in South film industry. She has acted in over 500 movies along with legends like MG Ramachandran (MGR), Dr Rajkumar etc.