In the month of May 2021, Deepika Padukone had tested positive for Covid. Along with the actress, her father Prakash Padukone, mom Ujjala and sister Anisha too had tested positive.

Though the actress never shared any update while recovering, she recently recalled her battle with virus during an interaction. Deepika said, “I think lockdown one was very, very different. It was all of us trying to figure out 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.” The star added, “Life after Covid changed for me because physically, I was unrecognizable 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.” Meanwhile, on the work front, the actress will soon be seen in Shakun Batra’s Gehraiyaan.—TMS



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