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Actor Suriya Tests Positive for Covid-19

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Suriya, the Tamil actor who was last seen in the Tamil drama film Soorarai Pottru in 2020, tested positive for Covid-19, he said on social media on Sunday.

The actor, who is currently stable, tweeted, “I am undergoing treatment for Covid-19 and I’m doing well. Everyone should realise that life has not yet returned to normal. We can’t let fear get us down. At the same time, safety and precaution is a must. My love and thanks to the dedicated and supportive doctors.”

Rajsekar Pandian, co-producer of 2D Entertainment which produced Soorarai Pottru, tweeted that the actor was doing “fine” and there is “nothing to worry” about.

Many from the film fraternity, including actors Satish, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Krishna, wished the actor a speedy recovery on social media.

Suriya, who has got a handful of projects lined up, completed shooting for Netflix’s upcoming nine-film Tamil anthology project Navarasa in November 2020. He will star in filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon’s segment. The anthology will be produced by filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Pachapakesan.

Two weeks ago, Suriya had attended the wedding of Hari, a member of his fan club (All India Suriya Fan Club). The photos, which showed the actor standing on the dais along with the couple and their relatives, went viral on social media. This was the last public event the actor was seen at.

Suriya was scheduled to start shooting for his upcoming film, tentatively titled Suriya 40, with director Pandiaraj in February. The film, which will be produced by Sun Pictures, will also feature actors Sathyaraj and Priyanka Arul Mohan, with music composed by D Imman. He has an upcoming drama titled Vaadi Vaasal, which will be directed by director Vetrimaaran marking their first collaboration. The film will be produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu, under the banner of V Creation.

Suriya also has a film with Annaatthe director Siva, which will be backed by Studio Green.

The actor is known for his philanthropic works through his Agaram Foundation. In March 2020, he donated Rs 10 lakh to the Film Employees Federation of South India to support the daily wage workers who were left jobless after film shootings were halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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