Actor Parth Samanthaan, the male lead of the daily soap Kasautii Zindagii Kay tests positive for COVID-19. The actor took to the social media platform, Instagram, to share the news.
He wrote “Hi everyone , I had mild symtomps and got myself tested. And yes I have been tested Postive for Covid 19 …hence I would urge and request everyone whose been with me in close proximity over the last few days please go and get yourself tested . The Bmc has regularly been in touch and with the doctors guidance I am in self quarantine and I am grateful to them for all their support . Please be safe and take care.”
India’s film and television companies had resumed shooting after the government approved operations. The Balaji production suspended operations soon after the actor was found positive for the coronavirus. Film shooting was immediately stopped with all related and affected crew members being tested.
Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Entertainment issued a statement advising that the production house is taking all necessary precautions as outlined by government protocol.
“We would like to inform various stakeholders that one of our talent from the show Kasautii Zindagii Kay has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now receiving medical attention. Our first priority is to help protect our talent, production crew and employees. We are taking all the precautions detailed in the guideline. We were and will continue following all medical protocols set by the authorities and have implemented guidelines concerning social interactions, hygiene, travel and visits to the sets,” Balaji Telefilms spokesperson.
Parth has been shooting since 27 June for daily soap and was scheduled to air from 13 July.
In other trending news, the Bachchan family are in quarantine following Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan testing positive for COVID-19 while Jaya Bachchan and others test negative.
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