According to the report, while a unit member tested positive mid-last week, in the last five days, six more members of the crew tested positive and as soon as producer Ashwin Varde came to know about this, he stalled the shoot for two weeks. However, sources told the publication that Gautam, Tripathi, and director Amit Rai tested negative for Covid-19.
“Everyone tested negative, after which the shooting resumed. In two days’ time, however, three people started showing symptoms. The shoot was promptly put on hold, and a fresh round of tests was organised. At the time, six people were found to have contracted the virus. Both Pankaj and Yami tested negative, as did the director, Amit Rai. But it was only wise to control the outbreak at this stage, and the makers did not waste any time in calling off the shoot,” an insider source told the daily.
The film was being shot in suburban Mumbai. The shoot may now resume by the end of October.
OMG 2 is a sequel to the 2012 film OMG: Oh My God! which starred Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar in lead roles. The film also had Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri, Puja Gupta, Mahesh Manjrekar, Govind Namdeo, and Poonam Jhawer in pivotal roles.
It is reported that Kumar will be a part of this film as well, but it has not been confirmed yet by the actor. He recently wrapped up the Aanand L Rai directorial Raksha Bandhan, and was reportedly soon going to join the sets of OMG 2. However, there is no news about Rawal being a part of the sequel.
Gautam recently wrapped up the shoot of Hindi investigative drama film Lost in Kolkata. She also has other projects namely Dasvi, A Thursday, Dhoom Dhaam, and Chor Nikal Ke Bhaaga. Tripathi, on the other hand, will be seen in a number of films including ’83, Bachchan Pandey, and Laal Singh Chaddha.