Veteran Bollywood actor Prem Chopra and his wife have tested positive for Covid-19. They have been admitted to Lilavati hospital and are recuperating under the care of Rs Jalil Parkar. Both of them have received the monoclonal antibody cocktail and are recuperating well.
ETimes has reported that the veteran actor, at the age of 86, is responding quite well to the treatment. Prem Chopra and his wife are expected to be discharged in a day or two.
“They both have received the monoclonal antibody cocktail and are recuperating well. Hopefully (he) will be discharged in a day or two. At the age of 86 years (he) is responding quite well,” Dr. Parkar said in a statement.
Prem started his career in the early 1960s. Some of his best films are: Shaheed (1965), Upkaar (1967), Purab Aur Pashchim, Do Raaste (1969), Kati Patang (1970), Do Anjaane (1976), Jaadu Tona (1977), Kala Sona, Dostana (1980), Kranti (1981), Jaanwar(1982), Phool Bane Angaarey (1991) and many more. Prem has acted with the late legendary actor Rajesh Khanna in more than 19 films. He was last seen in Varun V. Sharma’s Bunty Aur Babli 2, which was released on November 19, 2021.
Mumbai has witnessed a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases since the second-half of last month. On Sunday, the metropolis reported 8,063 new cases, 1,763 more than Saturday’s tally, taking the caseload here to 7,99,520, while the city’s overall death toll stood at 16,377, as per official data.
(With inputs from agencies)