Salman Khan, down with dengue fever; BMC finds mosquito breeding sites in Galaxy apartments

Karan Johar took over the role of host from Salman Khan after the actor reportedly suffered from dengue fever. AAccording to a source close to the actor, Salman, who has hosted ‘Bigg Boss’ since 2010, is expected to return to work after the Diwali celebrations.

“He was diagnosed with dengue last week and is recovering well. It should be well after Diwali while he is resting,” the source told PTI.

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The “Bigg Boss” team had announced that “Salman is not doing well” and Karan took over hosting duties for the show’s final episode which airs Saturday night, the insider added.

Following the dengue fever outbreak at one of Galaxy Apartments’ well-known tenants, Salman Khan, the BMC has stepped up its mosquito repellent efforts on-site.

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According to a Freepress newspaper reporta civic group fumigated Bandra West’s affluent society and investigated mosquito breeding grounds.

Dengue fever larvae have been identified at two locations within the Galaxy property, according to BMC pesticide department officer Rajendra Naringrekar, who provided more details on the route. However, no larvae were found at Khan.

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The 16th season of “Bigg Boss” aired on October 1.

Karan had taken over hosting duties for “Bigg Boss”, the long-running Colors series. The filmmaker is already a member of the jury of the current dance show of the channel “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”.

“Salman’s team informed us that he was not feeling well. He did not come for a shoot this Thursday. Usually he shoots ‘Weekend Ka War’, the Friday and Saturday episodes, on Thursday same.

“Karan Johar replaces Salman. He will shoot three episodes for ‘Bigg Boss’, including the Diwali special, which airs on Monday, in addition to Saturday and Sunday episodes,” the source told PTI.

(With contributions from the agency)

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