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Bollywood star hospitalized with Covid-19 as pandemic sweeps by business

Kumar, one among Bollywood’s most worthwhile actors and the star of dozens of fashionable motion pictures, tweeted Monday that he had been hospitalized “as a precautionary measure under medical advice.”

He confirmed his optimistic outcomes a day earlier, saying he had “immediately isolated” himself, asking these he had come into contact with to get examined.

He joins quite a lot of Indian stars to have examined optimistic for the virus in latest weeks, with coronavirus infections mounting within the nation.

Leading Bollywood director and Oscar-nominated producer Aamir Khan confirmed final month that he had contracted the virus, and actor Ranbir Kapoor has additionally examined optimistic.

Kapoor is the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. His mom confirmed his take a look at on March 9, telling followers he “is on medication and recovering well. He is in self quarantine at home and following all precautions.”

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Last week, Kapoor’s girlfriend Alia Bhatt introduced in an Instagram story that she had additionally examined optimistic. On Monday, she posted a photograph of herself on Instagram recovering with the caption “one day at a time,” garnering messages from her followers and fellow actors.

Covid-19 has hit the Bollywood business earlier than. Last yr, Amitabh Bachchan — one among India’s most well-known stars — was amongst quite a lot of actors to check optimistic and spend time in hospital.

Infections within the nation are once more on the degree seen throughout that preliminary wave, forcing the capital New Delhi and its surrounding area to enter a nightly curfew on Tuesday.

Other well-known names which have examined optimistic in latest weeks embody the south Indian actor R Madhavan and Vicky Kaushal, whose work consists of the Netflix movies “Love per Square Foot” and “Lust Stories.”

India’s Hindi movie business, often called Bollywood, is positioned within the monetary capital of Mumbai in western Maharashtra state, which has contributed to greater than half of the brand new Covid instances reported within the nation. The state has additionally enforced weekend lockdowns and night time curfews.

India reported 96,982 new instances on Tuesday, taking the full case depend above 12.6 million for the reason that pandemic started, in response to official figures.

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