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Actor Deepika Padukone Tests Positive for Covid-19 Along With Her Family Members

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Actor Deepika Padukone tested positive for Covid-19, the International Indian Film Academy Awards informed in a Twitter post on Tuesday.


Reports were doing the rounds that the Padmaavat actor, who is currently in her hometown Bengaluru with her family, tested positive after her family contracted the disease a few days ago.

On Tuesday, celebrity photographer Viral Bhayani wrote on Instagram that veteran badminton player and the actor’s father Prakash Padukone was hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19. He wrote that her mother Ujjala Padukone and her sister Anisha Padukone had tested positive as well.

The Times of India had earlier reported that Padukone along with her husband Ranveer Singh had been spending time with her parents in Bengaluru. According to the report, Vimal Kumar, a friend of the family, told PTI, “Around 10 days back, Prakash [Padukone], his wife and second daughter, they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out to be positive. He [Prakash Padukone] is okay now. All his parameters are fine, his wife and daughter are at home and he too will be hopefully discharged in two to three days.”

There has been no official confirmation from either the actor’s side or her family.


On the work front, Padukone will be next seen in the sports drama 83, which also stars Singh. While Singh will be seen as former cricketer Kapil Dev, Padukone will be seen as his wife in the film. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jatin Sarna, and others. The film is expected to release in theatres on June 4.

She will also be seen alongside Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi adaptation of The Intern, the 2005 American comedy-drama. The adaptation will be directed by Amit Sharma, who has earlier helmed Badhaai Ho (2018). The screenplay and dialogues will be written by Akshat Ghildial and Mitesh Shah. While Padukone will produce the film along with Sunir Kheterpal, the film will be co-produced by Aleya Sen, Hemant Bhandari, Gaurav Bose, and Sharma. The film is expected to release in 2022.