We had reported that Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone's father Prakash Padukone had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalised in Bengaluru. Her mother Ujjala Padukone and sister Anisha Padukone also tested positive for the virus, as revealed by a close family friend. According to the latest reports, Deepika Padukone has also tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus. Deepika had flown down to Bengaluru to be with her family along with husband Ranveer Singh. Filmibeat reached out to Deepika Padukone's publicists, who have not yet released any statement on her health.
According to a news report in Pinkvilla on May 4, a source close to the Padukone family has revealed that Deepika Padukone has also tested positive for COVID-19 after her father, mother and sister. Later, the official Twitter handle of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards tweeted, #DeepikaPadukone has tested positive for Covid-19. Get well soon, Deepika!"
The Chhapaak actor's father's close friend Vimal Kumar had told PTI, "Around 10 days back, Prakash, his wife (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha), they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out to be positive. They got themselves isolated but after a week Prakash's fever didn't come down, so last Saturday, he was admitted to a hospital here in Bengaluru. He is okay now. All his parameters are fine, his wife and daughter are at home and he too will be hopefully discharged in 2-3 days."
Earlier, Deepika Padukone had shared some helpline numbers on her social media for people who have been battling mental health issues during the COVID-19 second wave. The actor had also shared a hard-hitting message with the same, stating, "As millions of us (I and my family included) strive to stay afloat, let us not forget that our emotional well-being in this current crisis, is equally important. Remember, You Are Not Alone. We are in this Together. And most importantly, there is Hope."
Deepika Padukone will be seen in director Shakun Batra's next alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday and then in the movie 83 alongside her husband Ranveer Singh, a film which she has also co-produced.
Apart from that, Deepika Padukone will star in the much-awaited movie Pathan alongside Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham.
We wish a speedy recovery to Deepika Padukone and her family.