RAJKOT (Gujarat) – Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, 28, who was shooting for ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ in Gondal, Rajkot district, was admitted in an ICU after she tested positive for swine flu, reported Indian Express.
Sonam Kapoor had reportedly arrived at Rajkot airport and left for Gondal on February 25 and then proceeded to Gondal’s royal Orchard Palace to join Salman Khan and Anupam Kher for shooting of the film. “She had been having a fever since after the day she came in and is admitted to a city-based hospital today. Meanwhile there is no ruckus on the film set and no-one else has shown any symptoms so far and shooting has resumed in the palace premises,” said a source close to the development.
She was taken to Sterling Hospital in Rajkot on Saturday (February 28) and was tested positive for swine flu. Spokesperson for Sterling Hospital confirmed the actress had tested positive for H1N1 virus. “She had been admitted to the hospital at around 10 am on Saturday. Dr Chirag Matravadiya, examined her. As the patient had symptoms of cold, fever etc, the doctor recommended her swine flu test. The lab tests came positive for H1N1virus in the evening,” said the spokesperson.
“Right now, she is being treated in an intensive care unit in isolation ward of our hospital. Doctors treating her are saying that her condition is stable,” added the spokesperson.
The hospital further added that arrangements were being made to shift Sonam Kapoor to Mumbai through an air ambulance and that she was likely to leave the Rajkot hospital by 8:30 pm on February 28.
Arrangements were made to fly the actress to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai.
Sources at the palace in Gondal where the film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ is being shot said that the shooting of the film had resumed even as Sonam Kapoor had been admitted in the hospital on Saturday.
Sonam would often doze off in between the shots during the shoot, indicating that she was indeed unwell as soon as she started with the shoot in Rajkot.
Sources at the hospital also said that her physical trainer had also reportedly tested positive.