ACTOR and comedian Acappan is asking the public to stop spreading rumours that he has converted to Islam, reported Kosmo!.
The rumours started when a photo of Acappan attending a buka puasa event at a mosque in Sepang circulated on social media.
In one of the photos, Acappan was seen with four other men, including former dangdut singer Iwan and actor Isma Aliff.
He was also rumoured to have traded in his birth name, Samynathan Rethinan, for a Muslim name, Shahrin Abdullah.
â€œI only took the photos as a keepsake,â€ said the 58-year-old actor.
Acappan, who acted in many Malay dramas in the 1990s, said the fake stories shocked his family before they discovered the truth.
â€œPlease stop spreading these rumours because it involves my familyâ€™s dignity as well as mine,â€ said Acappan, who is a Hindu.