Mumbai/Pune: The Bollywood star Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao are suffering from swine flu, and are being treated in Mumbai at their residence.
This evening in Pune, the actor via a video-conference revealed that he has been diagnosed with swine flu. This 52-year-old actor was supposed to attend the event organized by his NGO Paani Foundation for “Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017” but unfortunately has to skip this due to the infection.
“We really wanted to attend the ceremony, but recently, after a test, I was diagnosed with H1N1, that is swine flu…I have been asked to take rest and cannot go and attend any public function so I am skipping the event so that others do not contract it,” Aamir explained the audience.
During the video address, his wife Kiran Rao, the co-founder of Paani Foundation, was seen sitting just beside him.
From a source close to the actor told PTI, “Today, during the video conferencing of Paani Foundation Aamir confirmed that he is affected by swine flu and is getting treatment at his residence”
The source informed that “Kiran caught it from Aamir. Due to which they (Aamir and Kiran) were unfortunate to show their presence for the most important day of Paani Foundation- the annual prize distribution.”
As a result, superstar Shahrukh Khan attended this event on behalf of Aamir.
Further, pointing about the same, Aamir said,”Since today is friendship day, I requested my friend Shahrukh to attend the function on my behalf and he readily accepted”.
Also, the ‘Lagaan’ actor congratulated all the villages, who were the part of “Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017”
Reliance Foundation founder Neeta Ambani, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanvis, industrialist Rajiv Bajaj also marked their presence for the event.