While the buzz of the ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ cast testing positive for coronavirus is viral on the internet, Varun Dhawan, who also tested positive says that he could have been more careful.
Sharing his picture on Instagram, he notified his fans about the infection he has caught. Varun wrote, “So as I returned to work in the pandemic era I have contracted covid-19. All precautions were taken by the production but still nothing is certain in life especially not covid-19. So please be extra careful I believe I could have been more careful. I see the get well soon messages and my spirits are high taking each day at a time. thank u.”
Friends, family, and other celebrities from the film fraternity started pouring their best wishes and healthy blessings to Varun.
Not just Varun, his senior co-stars Neetu Kapoor and Maniesh Paul along with ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ director Raj Mehta have also tested positive for the virus. The other cast members Anil Kapoor and Kiara Advani have tested negative.
Meanwhile, Varun and Raj Mehta have decided to quarantine in Chandigarh.
Amidst the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, while the entire country stayed indoors within the confines of their homes, actor-singer Jassie Gill was an exception. He traveled to the city for the shooting of his next Hindi film, besides making trips to Canada and Chandigarh as well.
“Honestly, if the shoot wasn’t very urgent, I would have ideally liked to stay at home. But I knew that the makers weren’t able to ready the film since a few scenes were still left to be shot. So, it was important for us to do the shoot. Thankfully, we were all safe and shot with all the safety measures,” he says talking to a leading news daily.
On being asked if he was anxious about travelling during the peak, he says: “Absolutely! I got really anxious when I was travelling to Canada around May when the virus was spreading rapidly. Then, coming to Mumbai also made me really anxious because of the increasing cases in the city at that time. I remember I was quite anxious throughout.”
The actor will be soon delivering the film ‘Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai’ to his fans.
Movie buffs are all set to get back to the movie theatres as cinema halls reopen for the public from October 15. However, the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry released a set of guidelines prior to the reopening of cinemas.
Staff and visitors have to undergo and mandatory thermal screening and only asymptomatic individuals will be allowed into the theatre. There must be sufficient time between two consecutive screenings to ensure staggered entry and exit from the cinema halls.
The theatres have been allowed to operate with 50 percent occupancy. Proper crowd management in the theatre premises, parking lot, elevator, washrooms, and lobby has been advised.
Public service announcements on wearing masks, maintaining social distance, sanitising hands frequently, and following other measures should be made thrice, ie. before the screening, during intermission, and at the end of the screening.
Actor Arjun Kapoor who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus is currently at home recuperating. The actor has decided to donate his plasma to help save the lives of people who are in critical need of it.
As reported by medical personnel, Arjun will be donating his plasma on the 45th day since he tested positive. He said, “Yes, this is true. Arjun will be donating his plasma on the 45th day since he tested positive.”
The source also welcomed the 2 States actor’s gesture and added, “Arjun will have to go to a city hospital to donate his plasma. We want more and more Indians who have battled and won over coronavirus to also do the same. We need to beat this virus and the support of all Indians is key to us winning.”
Earlier in this month, the Ki and Ka actor took to social media to share the news of him getting tested positive for coronavirus. “I’m feeling ok and I’m asymptomatic. I have isolated myself at home under the advice of doctors and authorities and will be under home quarantine.”
Thanking his family, friends and fans in advance for their support, the ‘Gunday’ actor’s statement further read, “I thank you all in advance for your support and I will keep you all updated about my health in the days to come. These are extraordinary and unprecedented times and I have faith that all of humanity will overcome this virus.”
He remains asymptomatic and has self quarantined himself. His girlfriend Malaika Arora has also tested positive for the virus but she has recovered now.