Patna: Children celebrate Holi in Patna on March 3, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

Swine flu scare mars Holi across nation, Juhi Chawla leads cancelling party, Sonam still in hospital

Swine flu scare is gripping the nation as Holi sets in where the possibility of contagious viral disease is prone to spread faster than expected and leading the way, Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla says the scare of swine flu made her cancel her Holi plans this year, especially since her children have their exam season.

While most Bollywood celebrities enjoyed the festival of colours on Friday defying the scare, Juhi found herself without the “pichkaris and excited kids”.

Juhi took to Twitter account to share her disappointment at not playing Holi she used to do in the past years.

“Every year we have water pools and pichkaris, excited kids, friends and me all over our garden! This year cancelled! Scare of swine flu and Ongoing exams at school , unusual changing weather !! Grrrrr…what a bummer! Anyway…HAPPY HOLI to all who are playing,” the 47-year-old posted on her Twitter page on Thursday.

Another actress Sonam Kapoor, who was hospitalized with swine flu, said she is recuperating well from swine flu, but will not be discharged from Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday as reported earlier.
The daughter of actor-producer Anil Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to update her fans about her health condition and dismiss reports of her being discharged later Thursday. “Unfortunately not getting discharged today…Thank you all for the love,” Sonam tweeted Thursday.

The actress also thanked her fans for showering their love and affection on her. “Hi everybody I’m feeling much better…Thank you for all your wishes for my recovery,” she posted on Twitter.

Sonam was shifted to Kokilaben Hospital here from Rajkot on Sunday. The actress went for a checkup at a Rajkot hospital last week and was diagnosed with swine flu.Sonam was in Rajkot for the shooting of “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, which also stars Salman Khan.

Otherwise, swine flu has killed more than 1,000 people and is spreading in every state. (IANS)

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