Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s son, Dhruv Bhattacharya, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Dhruv, a restaurateur, was planning on going abroad and had himself tested as a precautionary measure.
Speaking to the Indian Express, Abhijeet shared that “Dhruv was planning to travel abroad, and since there is a rule to get tested for coronavirus before travelling, he went for a voluntary test. He is asymptomatic. He has just a little cold and cough. He has quarantined himself at home and is taking all the precautions. There is nothing to worry.” The singer himself is in good health. “I am shooting in Kolkata,” he said, “and the rule is that only if you have tested negative for coronavirus, can you get on sets. So I had tested negative, and I continue to shoot.”
Abhijeet flourished as a top playback singer in the 90s, after performing several songs picturised on Shah Rukh Khan. He recently shared his views on the rolling debate around nepotism and favouritism in the Hindi film industry. He told Hindustan Times, “It wasn’t like this before in the ‘90s. Back then, it was even unthinkable. It did happen that one song went from one singer to another but it was authentically, not like this. Things were not so dirty. A film director and music composer used to decide which singer they want, not some company or actor.”
The team at BizAsiaLive.com wishes Dhruv a speedy recovery.