Aparna Sen
Aparna Sen is down with dengueReuters

Renowned Bengali actor- filmmaker Aparna Sen has tested positive for dengue.

The 68-year-old actress is currently undergoing treatment at the Fortis Hospital in Kolkata, PTI reported.

Though the veteran actress sought medical help last week, doctors confirmed dengue only on Tuesday.

"She is weak but recovering well," Dr Rajeev, who is attending on the actress, told PTI.

Well-wishers and fans have wished the actress a speedy recovery. "Aparna Sen hospitalised with dengue! I pray for her good health," Murali Sharma, Ex - State General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, Odisha, tweeted on Tuesday.

Sen, who is married thrice in her life, has two daughters- Kamalini and actress Konkona.

The dengue news comes shortly after the actress was questioned in the 10,000 crore Saradha chit fund scam.

Meanwhile, authorities have started efforts to clear dengue mosquitos from the Silver Spring housing complex on the Bypass, where the actress lives with her family, The Times of India reported.

During a search conducted on the premises of the multi-storeyed building, the KMC vector control team spotted larvae of Adeas Egypti, both inside and outside the complex.

Dengue is a viral infection, transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. High fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, rashes are some of the symptoms of the disease.

The officials destroyed the larvae, many breeding grounds in the complex and also educated the residents on the precautions to be taken to tackle dengue.

Sen is not the first celebrity to hit the headlines for contracting dengue recently. Bollywood actor Nikhil Dwivedi was in an isolation unit after he was diagnosed with dengue last month. Though Nikhil's "Tamanchey" was to hit theatre on 19 September, due to his ill health, the project got delayed and is expected to reach theatres on 10 October, according to Digital Spy.

Meanwhile, last year, it was Ranveer Singh, who was hospitalized with dengue after he contracted the mosquito borne disease during shooting of film "Gunday."