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The COVID-19 pandemic has been increasing at a rapid pace and is creating a sense of fear in everyone’s mind. With more and more people stepping out of their houses and certain relaxations given to the lockdown, a sudden surge had been witnessed in the number of cases. Many Bollywood celebs like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aaradhya Bachchan, Genelia Deshmukh had been tested positive for in the past. The latest to join the list is actor, Arjun Kapoor, and Malaika Arora. (Also Read: Ravi Dubey Pens A Romantic Wish For His 'Queen', Sargun Mehta On Her Birthday)
On September 7, 2020, actor Arjun Kapoor confirmed the news of being tested positive for COVID-19. And hours after his announcement, his girlfriend, Malaika Arora was also tested positive. Her younger sister, Amrita Arora informed ETimes about Malaika’s report. Later, Malaika herself confirmed the news to The Times of India and stated, “Yes, I have tested positive. I am asymptomatic and have self-quarantined at home. I will bounce back healthier and stronger."
Earlier in the day, Arjun Kapoor took to his IG handle and shared the news of being tested positive for the novel virus. He wrote, “It is my duty to inform all of you that I have tested positive for coronavirus. I’m feeling ok and I’m asymptomatic. I have isolated myself at home under the advice of doctors and authorities and will be under home quarantine. I thank you all in advance for your support and I will keep you all updated about my health in the days to come. These are extraordinary and unprecedented times and I have faith that all of humanity will overcome this virus.”
Malaika had recently returned to the sets of India’s Best Dancer where she is judging the show. A few days back, it was reported that 7-8 members of the dance reality show were tested positive after which the shoot was suspended. Indian Film and Television Director’s Association CEO, Suresh Amin had spoken about the number of cases on the dance reality show and had stated, “I don’t know the exact number, but yes, there have been cases of COVID-19 on India’s Best Dancer. Everyone has been taking every possible precaution but I guess the pandemic is so severe that we have to deal with it come what may.” (Also Read: Ankita Lokhande Shares An Emotional Tribute Video For The Late Actor, Sushant Singh Rajput)
On June 26, 2020, Arjun had tuned 35 and his social media was flooded with wishes from his family, friends from the industry, and his millions of followers. And everyone was waiting for his ladylove, Malaika’s wish. The diva had taken to her IG handle and had posted a picture of her 'sunshine', Arjun flashing his contagious smile. Showering some love on the birthday boy, Malaika had written, “Happy bday my sunshine @arjunkapoor” followed by hugging face emoticons.
In an interview with the Filmfare, Arjun Kapoor had candidly spoken about accepting his relationship with Malaika Arora in media and how his family has been supportive of his choices. Speaking about how happy his family is with his relationship with Malaika, Arjun had stated, “They are happy. That's the reason I have been able to come out. There is genuine happiness for me. I have been through hell. I have been through a roller-coaster... from the age of 10-11 till 33 today. My parents separated when I was around 11 years old. Today I have some stability in my life and if someone gives me happiness, my family won't be against it. I am genuinely happy. That is why a Friday at the box-office doesn't decide my life. Three years back, I had have been like, I am dying! What's gonna happen? Today, I am relaxed.” (Also Read: Inaaya Naumi Kemmu Enjoys 'Swing' With Mommy, Soha Ali Khan As They Twin In Summer Hats)
We wish the couple a speedy recovery!
Chaiyya Chaiyya star, Malaika Arora is a wonder woman, be it in her personal life or on the professional front. From being an actress, fitness influencer, successful entrepreneur to being a perfect mother, Malaika has proved that nothing is impossible for her. She is 47 and is a mother of anRead More