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Ranbir Kapoor Tests Positive for Covid-19, Recovering Well in Home Quarantine, Says Mother Neetu Kapoor

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Ranbir Kapoor At A Meet & Greet Event
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Ranbir Kapoor, the Hindi actor whose last release was Sanju in 2018, has tested positive for Covid-19, actor and mother Neetu Kapoor announced on social media on Tuesday.

She said that the actor was on medication and “recovering well” in home quarantine.

“Thank you for your concern and your good wishes. Ranbir has tested positive for Covid-19. He is on medication and recovering well. He is in self quarantine at home and following all precautions,” she wrote.

Ranbir Kapoor had been shooting for director Ayan Mukherjee‘s Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt. On March 4, Bhatt had posted photos from the set of the film. In January, he was shooting for director Luv Ranjan’s next film opposite Shraddha Kapoor in New Delhi. He was expected to begin shooting for director Sandeep Vanga‘s Hindi film Animal alongside Parineeti Chopra later in the year.

In December 2020, Neetu Kapoor had tested positive for Covid-19, along with co-star Varun Dhavan and director Raj Mehta while shooting for their upcoming film Jug Jugg Jeeyo.

Since the Covid-19 restrictions were eased and studios and transportation opened up, several actors contracted the virus while shooting for their upcoming films. This includes actors Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bahchchan, Rakulpreet Singh, Banita Sandhu, Varun Tej, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Tamannah Bhatia, among others.

Rajinikanth‘s Annaatthe shooting was halted and the actor had to be flown down from Hyderabad to Chennai after four crew members tested positive for the virus in December 2020.

Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, which is producing Brahmastra, has not released a statement regarding the shooting schedule after the actor tested positive.

Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming releases include Karan Malhotra’s Shamshera, featuring Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor, scheduled for a June 25 release. The makers of Brahmastra, however, haven’t set a release date yet. The film’s release, initially slated for December 4, 2020, was put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic.

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