MUMBAI: Bollywood veteran Yash Chopra, who has been admitted to a hospital here, is suffering from dengue, the filmmaker’s spokesperson said Sunday.
Chopra, 80, was admitted to Lilavati Hospital Saturday after he complained of weakness.
“Mr. Yash Chopra was admitted to the hospital yesterday (Saturday) after being diagnosed with an attack of dengue. He has been kept under observation. He is feeling much better and should be home soon. Thank you all for your concern and best wishes,” the spokesperson of Yash Raj Films said in a statement.
Dr Suhir Dagaonkar, spokesperson of Lilavati Hospital told IANS: “Yes, he is admitted at Lilavati Hospital.”
A hospital source said Chopra was hospitalised Saturday afternoon after he felt weakness. “He is fine now and is expected to be discharged in a day or two,” the source added.
The veteran filmmaker has been busy shooting the film “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” as a director. The film is slated for a Diwali release Nov 13 and will see Shah Rukh Khan romancing Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.
A source said: “Day before yesterday (Friday), Chopra attended a party. He felt uneasy the next day, so he was hospitalised. There is nothing serious. He will be discharged in a day or two.”
The veteran filmmaker has been busy shooting his last directorial venture “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. The film is slated for a Diwali release Nov 13 and will see Shah Rukh Khan romancing Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.
Chopra is known for making hits like “Daag”, “Deewar”, “Chandni” and “Dil To Pagal Hai”.