Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who has been tested positive for swine flu, was flown to Mumbai on Sunday (March 1) by an air-ambulance from a private hospital in Rajkot.
“Sonam Kapoor, who was being treated at the Sterling hospital for swine flu infection has been taken to Mumbai today by an air-ambulance,” Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Kamal Parikh, told PTI.
Sonam Kapoor, 29, was admitted in the hospital on Saturday after she had complained of mild fever, cold and cough, following which test for swine flu was conducted on her, he said.
The actress’s mother Sunita Kapoor had come to see her at Rajkot on Saturday and took her in air-ambulance of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital, sources said.
The ‘Khoobsurat’ star was here to shoot for Rajshri Production’s upcoming film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ in which she stars opposite actor Salman Khan. Salman Khan and director Sooraj Barjatya are shooting in Gondal near here for the last one week.
Sonam Kapoor arrived in Gondal two-three days ago, but had to return to Mumbai as she was suffering from cough. She joined shooting in Gondal yesterday, but had to be admitted in hospital here, they added.
She was also admitted to Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Mumbai last month after contacting a respiratory infection.
Sonam Kapoor, who is the daughter of actor and producer Anil Kapoor, is known for her roles in films ‘Delhi-6′, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Dolly Ki Doli’.
Rajkot collector Manisha Chandra has said that a team from the district health department had yesterday visited the film’s crew but no tests have been conducted on any other crew member as no influenza-like syndrome was seen in them.