Deepika Padukone’s parents, Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone, also sister Anisha Padukone, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The legendary badminton player was admitted to a Bengaluru hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Reports have it, Prakash is likely to be released from the hospital this very week. Vimal Kumar, who is the director of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) confirmed the news during an interaction with a media agency.
He said: “About 10 days ago, Prakash, his wife (Ujjala) and his second daughter (Anisha) developed symptoms and got tested and the results were positive. They isolated themselves but after a week Prakash’s fever did not come down, so last Saturday he was admitted to a hospital here in Bangalore. He is fine now. All of his parameters are fine, his wife and daughter are at home and he also hopefully will be released in 2-3 days. “
A few weeks ago, following the Janta curfew in Maharashtra, Deepika and Ranveer Singh traveled to Bangalore to be with her family. However, the cast or family did not share the news on their own on social media.
Meanwhile, Deepika recently shared a list of verified mental health helplines on her Instagram page, highlighting the importance of good mental and emotional health during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As millions of us (including me and my family) strive to stay afloat, let’s not forget that our emotional well-being in this current crisis is just as important! Remember, you are not alone. We are in this situation together. And most importantly, there is HOPE! #YouAreNotAlone @tlllfoundation, ”she wrote, with 12 slides in varying shades of pink that contain the essential numbers.