NUSRAT JAHAN

Actress-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan at the launch of a store in Kolkata on Oct. 16. (Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS photo)

KOLKATA — Bengali actor and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan, who was admitted to the ICU of Apollo Gleneagles hospital following respiratory distress Nov. 17, was discharged the following evening, sources close to her said, dismissing reports of drug overdose as "rumors.”

Jahan was taken to the hospital at around 9.30 p.m. Nov. 17 with a breathing problem. A medical team was formed for her treatment.

"She is stable and conscious," a source said earlier, adding that she would be discharged in the next few hours.

"She has an asthma problem and uses inhaler. But the problem became a bit serious on Sunday, and using inhaler was not enough. She is completely fine now," the source told IANS.

However, sources in the police hinted at a medicinal overdose, referring to her medical records.

About speculation going around since the morning, the source close to the actor said: "We know there are such rumors, and we have already rejected them on behalf of the family."

The source said Jahan's husband Nikhil Jain had been at her bedside throughout.

On Sunday, the couple had celebrated Jain's birthday. Jahan had posted on instagram a photo of their celebrations.

After Jahan was admitted to the ICU, reports started floating around that she either had a drug overdose, a drug allergy, or had consumed a large number of sleeping pills.

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