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Chiranjeevi Tests Positive for Covid-19

Chiranjeevi At The 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy' Press Meet

Actor Chiranjeevi on Monday announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The actor is asymptomatic and currently in isolation.  


“Took a test for COVID before resuming Acharya shoot as a protocol and unfortunately tested positive. I am currently asymptomatic & quarantining myself at home,” the actor wrote in a statement. Asking people who met him over the past few days to take a test, the actor wrote in the statement: “Request all who met me in the last 5 few days to also undergo covid tests. Will update you on my recovery soon.” 

The actor had met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday to hand over a cheque of Rs 1 crore for the Hyderabad Floods Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Actor Nagarjuna had also met the chief minister to hand over a cheque the same day. 


Chiranjeevi’s upcoming movie Acharya was scheduled to hit the floors on Monday. 

“Post lockdown, we are excited to be back on sets from NOV 9th with all the safety precautions. It will be a month long schedule in which large chunk of the movie shoot will be done. Mega Mass will begin at theaters in Summer 2021 #Acharya,” the production house wrote on Twitter on November 4 to make the announcement. 

Written and directed by Koratala Siva, this Telugu action drama stars Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, along with Ram Charan in a supporting role. 

The film is produced by Ram Charan and Niranjan Reddy under the Konidela Production Company and Matinee Entertainments banners and is set to release in the summer of 2021. 


In his 39-year-long acting career, Chiranjeevi has appeared in over 160 films, including in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi films. While continuing his acting career, he forayed into politics in 2008. 

Chiranjeevi was last seen in the 2019 Telugu historical action Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, directed by Surender Reddy, and produced by Ram Charan under the Konidela Production Company banner. The film was based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, an Indian freedom fighter from Andhra Pradesh.