The second wave has hit and how! If you’re not in the know, India has crossed the 1 lakh daily cases mark since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and it’s got to everyone we know. Recently Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has tested positive for COVID-19 and went into isolation under home quarantine. He had tweeted, “I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following all the protocols I have immediately isolated myself. I am under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 4, 2021
But as it turns out, it wasn’t enough and now, the actor has been admitted to Hiranandani hospital in Powai, reports ETimes. In fact, the star who has begun shooting for Abhishek Sharma’s Ram Setu even confirmed the same on social media again. However, he has assured fans that is just a precautionary measure. Check out his tweet here.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 5, 2021
Needless to say, the shooting of Ram Setu where the Khiladi will be seen sport a grey-looking, playing the part of an archaeologist has come to a still. And unfortunately, it’s not just because Kumar’s diagnosis but also because of 45 junior artists who have also tested positive.
According to another report by the same publication, a crew of 100 people was supposed to join the set of the film on April 5 in Mumbai’s Madh Island. Thankfully, the lead actor who is also the co-producer along with Vikram Malhotra decided to make it mandatory for everyone to get tested and as a result, 45 out of 100 junior artistes tested positive.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar has a lot of interesting projects in the pipeline including Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, Ranjit M Tewari directorial Bell Bottom and Atrangi Re, directed by Aanand L Rai.
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