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Actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ashish Vidyarthi Test Positive for Covid-19

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Actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ashish Vidyarthi tested Covid positive on Saturday, they confirmed on their respective social media handles.

While Chaturvedi is quarantining at home, Vidyarthi has been admitted to a hospital in New Delhi.

Chaturvedi has been working on two films- director Shakun Batra’s untitled film with Deepika Padukone and Ananya Pandey. He was also working on another film starring Ishaan Khatter and Katrina Kaif.

Gangs of Wasseypur actor Manoj Bajpayee also tested positive on Friday, the actor’s team confirmed in a statement. He was shooting for his upcoming film Despatch.

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 BachchanAbhishek BachchanAishwarya Rai Bahchchan, Rakulpreet SinghBanita SandhuVarun TejPrithviraj Sukumaran, Tamannah Bhatia, among others.

Ranbir Kapoor, who had been shooting for director Ayan Mukherjee‘s Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt, tested Covid positive on Tuesday. 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.

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

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.

Rajinikanth’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.

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