Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao have contracted swine flu, and both of them are being treated at their residence here, sources said.

The 52-year-old actor and Kiran were scheduled to attend an event of their NGO Paani Foundation today in Pune. "Today, during the video conferencing of Paani foundation he confirmed that he has got it (swine flu). He is getting treated at home," sources close to the actor told PTI.

At the event, Aamir, 52, said he found out that he has swine flu after blood tests and now won't be attending any events for at least a week.

 

 

"As a result of the infection they (Aamir and Kiran) were not able to be present for the most important day of Paani Foundation, the annual prize distribution," the source added.

Instead of Aamir, Shah Rukh Khan attended the event. Shah Rukh is extremely happy after attending the event. 

Aamir asked Shah Rukh Khan to fill in for him who agreed, and later took to Twitter with a post that read, “Thx Aamir & Kiran for giving me the honour to stand in for u. Devendra Fadnavis, ur concern for farmers is touching.”

 

Aamir through Skype expressed his emotions and sadness over not being a part of the event, “It’s a happy day but we are very sad… because after working so hard for a year, when the time came for us to celebrate with you, we got this illness. And the disease we are suffering from is one which spreads rapidly. It’s called H1N1 or swine flu in common usage,” the 52-year-old Aamir, who looked haggard, said in a video message, though Kiran smiled and tried to appear cheerful.

Aamir’s spokesperson also added, “Even Kiran has swine flu. She is also down. She got it from Aamir.” Among the guests at the event were Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Nita Ambani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ram Madhvani and Nagraj Man Jule.

 

(Inputs from PTI)