The apartment of Suniel Shetty, the Hindi actor, was sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Saturday after five residents tested positive for Covid-19, ANI reported. The BMC seals any building which reports five or more coronavirus cases as a preventive measure.
“Shetty’s entire family is safe,” BMC Assistant Commissioner Prashant Gaikwad told the news agency.
The actor’s spokesperson also confirmed to ANI that Shetty has not tested positive for Covid-19 and is safe. He said, “Few publications are running that Suniel Shetty and family have tested positive. This is to inform you that Suniel and his family are out of the city and are perfectly fine. Yes, there are a few flats sealed by the BMC but there is nothing to worry about the Shetty family.”
“We are not even home. My children Athiya and Ahan are in London. My wife and I not at home either. The reports have gone berserk. Only one home in one of the wings in our residential colony has reported a Covid case,” Shetty told BollywoodHungama.
Shetty was recently seen in Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga. The film, which had a theatrical release, also starred John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Kajal Aggarwal, Prateik Babbar, and Mahesh Manjrekar. He was also seen in the Telugu film Mosagallu.
His son, Ahan Shetty, is currently getting ready for his Hindi film debut in 2022 with producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s Tadap. The film is a remake of RX 100, the Telugu film starring Kartikeya Gummakonda and Payal Rajput.
His daughter, Athiya Shetty, on the other hand, has appeared in two films Mubarakan and Motichoor Chaknachoor. She made her debut in the Hindi film industry in 2015 with Hero.
At present, around 10 residential buildings have been sealed in Mumbai’s D-ward, where Shetty’s apartment is located, according to a report in the Deccan Herald.
Maharashtra reported 8,535 fresh Covid-19 positive cases and 156 fatalities on Sunday. With these numbers, the tally of cases in Maharashtra rose to 61,57,799 and the toll to 1,25,878. Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 555 fresh Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths on Monday, taking the total count of infections to 7,27,694 and the death toll to 15,627.