The deadly Swine Flu that has been holding the nation in its vice-like grip has hit the headline with Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor showing the symptoms of the dreaded virus. Sonam Kapoor was admitted to a hospital in Rajkoton Saturday where her blood sample has been taken for swine flu and other medical tests. The 29-year-old actress, who was shooting for Rajshri Production’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, showed influenza-like symptoms, said the doctors treating her at Sterling Hospital.
“She was suffering from cough, sore throat and mild fever and has been kept under observation,” Kamal Parikh, medical director of Sterling Hospital, said. “Several medical tests, including of swine flu, have been conducted and the reports are awaited,” said Parikh, adding that further treatment would be based on results of the medical tests.
The actress had cough and mild fever when she first came to Rajkot a couple of days back and had to fly back to Mumbai for treatment, said the doctor. The film’s unit, including actor Salman Khan and director Sooraj Barjatya, is camping in Gondal, about 36 km from the city, for more than a week. Sonam returned to Gondal on Friday.
The Khoobsurat actress was admitted in Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai last month after contracting a respiratory infection. Sonam, the daughter of actor-producer Anil Kapoor, has featured in films like Delhi-6, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Doli Ki Doli.