Coronavirus is now spreading rapidly so much so that in just one day the virus-infected top Bollywood biggies such as Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aradhya, Anupam Kher’s family and now Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 star Parth Samthaan too confirmed he’s been diagnosed with the virus. The actor immediately took to his Instagram and informed his followers about the news in which he stated he has mild symptoms and currently in a self-quarantine.
In his post, Parth urged everyone who had a close contact with him to get tested, sharing the post he wrote, “Hi everyone, I had mild symptoms and got myself tested. And yes I have been tested Positive for COVID 19 …hence I would urge and request everyone who 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 doctor’s guidance I am in self-quarantine and I am grateful to them for all their support. Please be safe and take care.”
The shoot of Kasautii Zindagii Kay has been halted for a while, even Ekta Kapoor immediately released an official statement in which she mentioned that their first priority is to protect the cast and crew of the show, the note reads, “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.”
Reportedly, when the news broke out Pooja Banerjee and Shubhavi Choksey were present on the sets and they were asked to wait for BMC officials to come to the set, so they can go through a test while still on the sets.
Karan Patel who recently joined the show as Mr. Bajaj, fortunately, he did not shoot with Parth, he said, “I am safe and currently at home. It’s been three days since I haven’t shot also. So I am safe. Since I have just entered the show I have not shot with Parth for a single scene so I don’t feel I have to go for any test”.