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Reality contestants too hospitalised with Remo

tv Updated: Oct 07, 2011 16:14 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
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After choreographer-turned-director Remo D’Souza was admitted to Andheri’s Sanghvi Hospital after contracting dengue fever, his protégés, the four contestants of a dance reality show, who are playing the lead roles in his 3D dance film, have also been detected with the ailment and have joined him at the same hospital.

A source close to Remo discloses that Salman Khan, who was the winner of the first season of the reality show, Dance India Dance in 2009 and the other three talents of the same show - Siddhesh Pai, Prince R Gupta and Dharmesh Yelande, complained of severe body ache on Wednesday, due to which they went in for immediate medical checkups.

A hospital source confirms, “They were tested yesterday, which confirmed that they are suffering from dengue. They were immediately admitted.”

Remo’s 3D dance film is the first-of-its-kind and southern dance icon, Prabhu Deva will be choreographing this UTV Motion Pictures production. The Wanted (2009) director had flown in to Mumbai immediately after he had heard of Remo. An industry insider revealed that he will soon visit the contestants too. “Remo will be discharged soon, but the others need to stay under medical observations for some time,” says the source.

A close associate of Remo further says that they are investigating the cause behind everyone falling prey to the same virus. They suspect a problem with the rehearsal hall where these four spend the maximum time of the day with Remo. He concludes, “We are planning to change the rehearsal venue and see how it goes.”