The Indian-Bengali filmmaker is reportedly hospitalized with dengue fever, according to multiple reports.

Dr Rajeev Seal said 68-year-old veteran actress and director, Aparna Sen was admitted to Fortis Hospital last week being treated for the mosquito borne virus. “She is weak but recovering well,” he said.

Aparna Sen Image/Video Screen Shot
Aparna Sen
Image/Video Screen Shot

Aparna Sen  is an Indian-Bengali filmmaker, screenwriter and actress who predominantly works in the cinema of West Bengal. She is the winner of three National Film Awards and eight international film festival awards. She is best known for such films as ’36 Chowringhee Lane’, ‘Mr and Mrs Iyer’ and ’15 Park Avenue’.

Her case follows on the heels of another famous Indian actor who contracted dengue. Last week, Bollywood actor, 35-year-old Nikhil Dwivedi was treated and released from the hospital after contracting dengue fever.

In 2013, fellow Indian actors Vir Das and Ranveer Singh both contracted and recovered from dengue fever.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne, potentially fatal disease that affects between 50 and 100 million people in tropical and subtropical regions every year, causing fever and muscle and joint aches.

People get the dengue virus from the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It is not contagious from person to person.