Hours after Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan tested positive for coronavirus, television star, Parth Samthaan has also contracted the illness.
The actor, known for playing Anurag Basu in Star Plus’ hit show ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’, is receiving medical attention. He took to Instagram to confirm the news. He said, “Hi everyone , I have been tested Postive for covid 19 .although I have mild symptoms.. I would urge and request everyone whose been with me in close promitixy over the last few days please go and get yourself tested . The Bmc has regularly been in touch and with the doctors guidance I am in self quarantine and I am grateful to them for all their support . Please be safe and take care.”
A statement released by the show’s production house Balaji Telefilms said, “We would like to inform various stakeholders that one of our talent from the show Kasautii Zindagii Kay has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now receiving medical attention. Our first priority is to help protect our talent, crew and employees. We are taking all the precautions detailed in the guideline. We were and will continue following all medical protocols set by the authorities and have implemented guidelines concerning social interactions, hygiene, travel, and visit to the sets.”
Meanwhile, Ekta Kapoor added, “All necessary precautions being taken, SOPs being followed. Health & safety comes first to us all at Balaji. Take care. Jai Mata Di.”
Shooting for ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ has been put on hold due to the news.