New Delhi: Bollywood veteran actor Randhir Kapoor has tested positive for novel coronavirus on Thursday and was immediately hospitalized at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. The latest health update of the senior actor is that he has been shifted to the ICU for further tests, however, Randhir is feeling fine and there’s nothing to worry about.
Now speaking to leading daily, Randhir said that his entire staff of five members had tested positive for the virus and was hospitalised with him. On whether he felt any symptoms that prompted him to take the test, Randhir said, “I felt some shivering and decided that it is better to be safe, hence I underwent the test. But overall I am in no discomfort. I have no major problem. I am not breathless and did not need an ICU or oxygen support either. I had a bit of fever but that is gone now.” He added that he tested positive despite getting both shots of the vaccine.
He also revealed that his daughters Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan had also got themselves tested for the virus and that their reports were negative. He mentioned his wife too was fine. On Thursday, a statement from Dr Santosh Shetty, CEO and Executive Director, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital read, “Veteran actor Shri Randhir Kapoor is admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital Mumbai for Covid-19 treatment last night. His condition remains stable.”
Talking about the professional front of veteran actor, Randhir started his acting career in 1971 with Kal Aaj Aur Kal. He was seen in 70s films like Jawani Deewani, Rampur Ka Laxman, Chacha Bhatija and more. He later directed Hina, one of his father Raj Kapoor’s unfinished projects. Randhir was last seen on the big screen in the 2012 film Housefull 2.