Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s father and veteran badminton player Prakash Padukone has been admitted to Bengaluru’s Mahavir Jain hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. Last month, Deepika and her husband Ranveer Singh flew to Bengaluru to meet her family after the Maharashtra government imposed curfew to combat the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
A source told ABP News that the legendary shuttler was hospitalized a few days back. He is expected to get discharged this week as he is doing better.
Deepika’s mother Ujjala and sister Anisha Padukone had also tested positive for COVID-19. They are doing fine and are currently at home.
“Around 10 days back, Prakash, his wife and second daughter, they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out to be positive,” Vimal Kumar, a close friend of Prakash, told PTI.
Prakash had recently received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. He contracted the virus while he was waiting to take the second jab of the vaccine.
The 65-year-old, who was ranked World No. 1 in 1980, became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships in the very same year. The goverment bestowed him with the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982.
Talking about Deepika Padukone, the ‘Piku’ star will be next seen in Kabir Khan’s ‘83’. She will be seen essaying the role of Ranveer Singh’s on-screen wife in the sports drama, which is based on India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup victory. The movie is slated to hit the silver screens next month; however, the makers are expected to delay the release due to the COVID-19 crisis. Deepika is one of the co-producers of the much-awaited film.
The ‘Tamasha’ star also has Shakun Batra’s yet-to-be titled film, Nag Ashwin’s next and the remake of ‘The Intern’ in her kitty.
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