Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, who was admitted to a private hospital in Rajkot, has tested positive for swine flu. She was admitted with symptoms of high fever, sore throat and body ache, prompting doctors to take samples for a swine flu test. It has now been confirmed that the actor has caught H1N1 infection.
Swine flu has become an epidemic in Gujarat where since January 1, 256 people have died while more than 4000 cases have been reported from across the state.
The actor has not been isolated and is stable and under the treatment of Dr Chirag Matravadia of Sterling multispeciality hospital. The Bollywood star’s trainer too has tested positive for swine flu.
Sonam Kapoor is in Gujarat for the shooting of Surat Barjatya’s upcoming film “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”. The shooting is underway at a royal palace in Gondal, a town which was a princely state before independence in Rajkot. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” was also filmed at the location.
Salman Khan and Anupam Kher are other actors camping in Gondal for the film’s shooting which, as per its original schedule, is to conclude in second week of March.
-With Hindustan Times input