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Bollywood falls victim to swine flu scare

Bollywood is the latest casualty of the swine flu scare, with shoots being cancelled and actors staying away from foreign locales in a bid to protect themselves from the pandemic.

entertainment Updated: Aug 10, 2009 21:35 IST

Bollywood is the latest casualty of the swine flu scare, with shoots being cancelled and actors staying away from foreign locales in a bid to protect themselves from the pandemic.

Director Karan Johar has cancelled a two-day shoot in Pune for his upcoming film 'Qurbaan' which stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

Johar had flown in a 180 member crew for the shoot, but decided to postpone it after 10 cases of swine flu were reported from Pune.

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan too had commented about the hoopla surrounding the flu which has been rechristened H1N1 virus, on his blog, saying, "This has been causing extreme alarm throughout not just Delhi but the entire country. Panic is worse than the cause at times and I would like to believe that that is what needs to be addressed first."

Actress Sameera Reddy had her friends and family worried when she came down with fever after a trip to Singapore.

Thankfully for Reddy, it turned out to be a case of a mere viral, but she has cancelled her trips abroad to be on the safe side.