Sonam Kapoor hospitalised, tests positive for swine flu

Rajkot, PTI | Updated : 28 February 2015, 07:09 PM

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has tested positive for swine flu and is being treated at a private hospital in Rajkot, an official said.

“Sonam Kapoor tested positive for swine flu today and she is being treated at Sterling hospital in the city,” Rajkot district collector Manisha Chandra said.

“She probably contracted swine flu from her physical trainer in Mumbai and by the time she came here she was already suffering from the symptoms,” added Chandra.

The 29-year-old actress is here to shoot for Rajshri Production’s upcoming film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ in which she stars opposite Salman Khan.

State health commissioner J P Gupta said that the actress had mild fever and cold when she arrived here from Mumbai.

Dr Chirag Matravadiya, who is treating the actress, said she has been kept in isolation.

Sonam’s mother Sunita arrived here today and she was likely to fly her daughter back to Mumbai, said a source close to the actress.

Kapoor was hospitalised after she complained of cough, respiratory problems and mild fever, Medical Director of Sterling Hospital Dr Kamal Parikh told PTI.

Salman and director Sooraj Barjatya are shooting in Gondal near here for the last one week.

Sonam arrived in Gondal two-three days ago, but had to return to Mumbai as she was suffering from cough. She returned to Gondal yesterday, but had to be admitted in hospital, the source said.

She was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Mumbai last month after contacting a respiratory infection.

Sonam, who is the daughter of actor and producer Anil Kapoor, is known for her roles in ‘Delhi-6’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Doli Ki Doli’.

First Published: Saturday, February 28, 2015 05:43 PM
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