Deepika Padukone tests positive for Covid-19, confirms IIFA

Actress Deepika Padukone has reportedly tested COVID positive. While an official confirmation on behalf of the actress is awaited, the website of IIFA tweeted the health update on Tuesday. “#DeepikaPadukone has tested positive for Covid-19. Get well soon, Deepika!” said a tweet on @IIFA.

Confirming the news, entertainment industry tracker Ramesh Bala tweeted: “Actress @deepikapadukone tests positive for #Covid. Wishing her a speedy recovery.”

Deepika is currently in Bangalore with her family. Earlier on Tuesday, her father, badminton icon Prakash Padukone had to be admitted to hospital due to a high fever.

The actress mother Ujjala Padukone and younger sister Anisha have also tested positive for COVID.

Meanwhile, on the professional front, Deepika has several high-profile films lined up. The actress will be seen opposite husband Ranveer Singh in ‘83’, which accounts for the saga of India's first cricket World Cup win in 1983. While Ranveer plays the team's captain Kapil Dev, Deepika essays the role of Kapil's wife Romi.

According to reports, she will also be seen in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Pathan’.

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