The local full-feature comedy "Happy Go Lucky" held its first day shoot ceremony on Monday without leading actress Fann Wong, who has been diagnosed as having H1N1.
Fann, who had returned on Thursday from a work trip to Hainan Island, developed flu symptoms the next day and a fever on Sunday. She was diagnosed that evening with the virus when she visited a doctor.
While the artiste rests at home, production of the movie – slated for a Chinese New Year release – is in "tremendous chaos" as a new filming schedule has to be planned, her manager told MediaCorp.
The actress has been given a 10-day medical leave. The comedy is Fann's first movie since her September wedding to actor Christopher Lee.