Deepika Padukone opens on her battle with COVID-19: I was completely unrecognisable
COVID-19 is spreading at a rampant rate across the globe. It has infected many popular celebrities like Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and many more. Last year in May Deepika Padukone had tested COVID-19 positive. Not only the Piku star but her parents Prakash Padukone, Ujjala and sister Anisha had also tested positive for the virus. Though the actress never shared any update while recovering, she recently recalled her battle with COVID-19.
Deepika Padukone said life after testing COVID-19 positive changed for her as she was completely unrecognisable.
Speaking to Film Companion, Deepika Padukone revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic changed her fundamentally as a person. She said, “I think lockdown one was very, very different. It was all of us trying to figure what had come upon us. And trying to understand how to navigate our lives around this new wave. Lockdown two was also very different because everyone in my family, including me had Covid at the same time.”
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she further added, “Life after Covid changed for me because physically, I was unrecognisable completely… I think (due to) the medication I was given, the steroids that I was put on. So Covid in itself was weird, your body feels different, your mind feels different. I felt that when I had the illness it was still okay but after that, I needed to take two months off work because my mind wasn’t working. The phase for me was very, very difficult.”
On the work front, Deepika Padukone will be seen next in Gehraiyaan. Directed by Shakun Batra the movie also stars Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi.