MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shirodkar, who lives in Dubai, took to Instagram late Wednesday night to confirm that she has tested positive for Covid-19. The actress shared a graphic with the words Coronavirus (Covid-19) on it, and a tick next to the option ‘positive’. She geo-tagged the location on her post as Dubai.
Shilpa urged fans to stay safe and get vaccinated. “Stay safe everyone, please get vaccinated and follow all the rules… your government knows what is best for you,” her caption also read. She rounded it up with “Lots of love,” followed by a heart emoji.
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Her sister and fellow actor Namrata Shirodkar commented, “Get well soon” on the post. Sangeeta Bijlani also commented, asking Shilpa to “take care”. A number of fans also sent their best wishes to the 47-year-old actor, advising her to rest and take care. “Praying for a speedy recovery. Your body has the power to heal,” wrote one.
Shilpa was incidentally the first personality from Bollywood to get the Covid vaccine. She received her first shot in the UAE in January, following which she shared her picture and wrote “Vaccinated and safe”.
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Shilpa made her Bollywood debut in 1989 with Ramesh Sippy’s film Bhrashtachar. And went on to act in several films, most notably ‘Kishen Kanhaiya’, ‘Hum’, and ‘Khuda Gawah’. Her last appearance on screen was in the 2000 film Gaja Gamini alongside Shah Rukh Khan.
She took a hiatus to be with her family in the UK before she returned to showbiz in 2013. Shilpa made her comeback with roles in TV shows such as ‘Ek Mutthi Aasman’ and ‘Silsila Pyaar Ka’.
Credit: Hindustan Times
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