Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor down with swine flu

Sonam Kapoor was in Rajkot to shoot for the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in which she stars opposite Salman Khan.

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Published: Sat 28 Feb 2015, 8:35 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:48 PM

Rajkot - Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has tested positive for swine flu and is being treated at a private hospital here, 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 on Saturday.

“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 on Saturday 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 said.

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 on Friday, 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.

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