By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Sushmita Sen has been very unwell for the past month, but is well on her way to a speedy recovery. Says a source close to her, "Sush hasn't been keeping well and has been on a saline drip. She was in a bad state. Though she was extremely upset about not being able to keep her professional commitments, there was no other alternative."
Says Krishna Banerji, Sushmita's business manager, "I can't comment on what happened. She's not been hospitalised or put on drips but yes, she's been very unwell. Currently, she's recovering." Was it a viral fever? "It can be termed various things. Doctors can say it was viral fever and others can put it down to stress and over-exhaustion."
Viveck Vaswani, the producer of the Shah Rukh-Sushmita starrer Dulha Milha Gaya, confirms Sushmita's illness. He says, "I've heard Sush has been very ill. She fell sick after returning from our schedule in Trinidad&Tobago. She is a very committed professional, works hard and leads a strenuous life style full of endorsements, shootings, pre-production of her home production Jhansi Ki Rani and events. Coupled with work commitments, the lifestyle of a star can be tremendously draining."
Before her illness, Sushmita was neck-deep in the pre-production work for her ambitious English film, Jhansi Ki Rani, that she is both producing and acting in.