While the lockdown may have lifted, the novel coronavirus cases have been increasing and getting worse with each passing day. Until now, India has witnessed around 9.68 million coronavirus cases and more than 140,000 deaths due to the deadly virus.
However, the nation has started to slowly adapt to the ‘new normal’ and get back to their regular lifestyle while adhering to the guidelines issued by the government against COVID-19. Bollywood stars have also resumed work and started going back to the sets for shooting. Recently, the production of Raj Mehta’s Jug Jugg Jeeyo started but had to halt midway because the lead stars of the movie, along with director Raj Mehta himself, tested positive.
Jug Jugg Jeeyo stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, and Prajakta Koli in the lead role. It was recently reported that Anil, Neetu, and Varun have contracted the virus during the shoot. However, Anil Kapoor recently tweeted and clarified that he has tested negative for COVID-19.
Now, the Badlapur actor has issued a statement on his Instagram handle and shared that he could have been more careful to avoid the situation. The actor 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." The actor asked his fans to be "extra careful" and added, "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 you." The actor was also seen promoting his upcoming movie Coolie No.1 virtually along with his co-star Sara Ali Khan.
Celebrities like Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sophie Choudry, Nushrat Bharucha, and Mouni Roy also commented on the actor’s post and wished him a speedy recovery.
Varun and Neetu are not the only B-town celebrities who have contracted COVID-19. Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachcha, Prince Narula, Yuvika Chaudhary, and Tamannaah Bhatia have earlier fallen prey to the virus.
Wishing the team of Jug Jugg Jeeyo a speedy recovery and hope they all can return to work at the earliest with all safety measures in place.
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