Swine flu hits Sonam, Vidhu Vinod Chopra & family

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Bollywood personalities who have been hit by swine flu. (Left) Sonam Kapoor. ((Right) Vidhu Vinod Chopra and wife Anupama.

MUMBAI: Bollywood seems to have been badly afflicted with the menace of swine flu.

Actress Sonam Kapoor who was diagnosed with swine flu on Friday was moved to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Sunday. Sonam was shooting in Rajkot, Gujarat, for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo when she complained of fever.

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She was later diagnosed with the H1N1 infection and admitted to a hospital on Friday.

She was shifted to Mumbai in an air ambulance from Rajkot.

Doctors at the Mumbai hospital said Sonam’s condition was stable but she was still under observation.

No sooner had she been diagnosed with swine flu, when reports came in that producer-director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, his wife and film critic Anupama and son Agni too have been taken ill with swine flu.

Anupama tweeted confirming the news, saying: Folks, I have been felled by swine flu. So no reviews this week. Do send me yours. Tell me what I missed!

The Chopras contracted swine flu a few days ago. The son and the father have been admitted to Jaslok Hospital, but Anupama is said to be recovering at home.

On Sunday, swine flu claimed 10 more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll to 275 since January.

Besides the 10 deaths, 247 new cases were also recorded across the state— one of the worst affected by the virus— on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in Gujarat to 4,614 so far.

Maharashtra toll Meanwhile, in Maharashtra, the number of suspected swine flu cases has reached 17,000 while the death toll has touched 143 so far.

The unseasonal rains in Maharashtra have raised worries for authorities as they feel the infection would escalate under such conditions. State Health Minister Deepak Sawant said, “The weather conditions are favourable for H1N1 infections,” said Sawant.