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After Akshay Kumar, 45 crew members of Ram Setu test positive for COVID-19
Akshay Kumar has been hospitalised in Mumbai after he contracted the virus.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who had started shooting for his upcoming film, Ram Setu, had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. He shared a statement on his official social media handle and urged people who met him to get themselves tested. Even the shooting of Ram Setu suspended for 13/14 days. After Akshay, 45 junior artists of Ram Setu tested positive for the virus. As per a report in ETimes, 100 crew members were all set to join Ram Setu on Monday, April 5 but as a precautionary measure, producer Vikram Malhotra made it mandatory for everyone to get tested.
FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) General Secretary Ashok Dubey confirmed the news to the news portal: “Ram Setu has been taking full precautions. It is really unfortunate that 45 people from our Junior Artistes Association have tested positive. They have been quarantined.”
It has also been reported that Akshay Kumar has been hospitalised in Mumbai after he contracted the virus. He had shared on social media: “I wish to inform everyone that earlier this morning I tested positive for Covid-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself. I’m under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care. I would sincerely request all those that have come in contact with me to get themselves tested and take care. Back in action soon.”
Ram Setu also features Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha. Earlier this month, Akshay, Jacqueline and Nushrratt went to Ayodhya for a Mahurat shot for the film. Ram Setu is being directed by Abhishek Sharma.