Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s father, Prakash Padukone, a former badminton champion, has been hospitalized in Bengaluru after testing positive for COVID-19.
According to a report in news portal Pinkvilla, Deepika Ojala’s mother and her sister Anisha, a golfer, have also tested positive for the virus and are now isolated at home.
At the time of writing, the health status of 65-year-old Prakash is unknown.
COVID-19 has been indiscriminate as many Bollywood stars and their families battle the virus.
Prakash is the legendary badminton player and was the first Indian to win the All England Championship in 1980.
According to several reports, Prakash had a high fever a week ago and was rushed to hospital as a precaution. He will likely be discharged soon.
The cast including Randhir Kapoor, Amir Khan, R Madhavan, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have all tested positive for the virus.
India experienced a brutal second wave of COVID-19 with a spike in cases and victims.