Coronavirus Outbreak: The Controversy Of Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor Continues

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Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor recently revealed of being tested positive for COVID19 after she returned from UK. She is currently admitted in SGPGI, Lucknow which happens to be her hometown. Despite of being a patient in the hospital her tantrums are making it to the news. The way she is dealing with the situation can’t be called normal. It’s filled with unnecessary drama, deceit, incriminatory accusations and tantrums galore.

Let’s take a look at the drama that’s going on in Kanika’s world in isolation as deals with the deadly disease.

• Bad-mouthing the hospital facilities: Even though she is being provided with gluten-free food, an isolated air conditioned room and the cleaning staff cleans the room every four hours, reportedly, she is unhappy with the facilities. She hails from a privileged, upwardly mobile home in Lucknow. As per the reports in Indian daily, she claims that the food served to her is unhygienic and the room is infested with mosquitoes and is unclean.

Dr RK Dhiman, Director, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Lucknow hit back at her and said, “Kanika Kapoor has been provided the best that is possible in a hospital. She must co-operate as a patient and not throw tantrums of a star. She is being provided a Gluten-Free Diet from Hospital Kitchen. She has to co-operate with us”

• Four FIRS charged against the singer : Lucknow police has charged for negligence for attending various social events in Uttar Pradesh even after being warned to practice self quarantine. She has been booked under Sections 188, 269, and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sarojini Nagar police station. Denying the claims, Kanika told India Today television,

“They didn’t asked me to quarantine … All these rumours are wrong. I find it comical that I escaped from an airport, why would I do that? It took two days to be tested and I had to chase the health authorities.”

• B-town celebrities are divided over the controversy: While Sona Mohapatra displayed her anger on social media towards the careless attitude of Kanika Kapoor towards COVID19 and its risks, Sonam Kapoor came out to defend Kanika, she tweeted, “Hey guys @TheKanikakapoor came back on the 9th. India was not self isolating but playing Holi.”