Actor Mayur Vakani, who performs Sundarlal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has examined positive for COVID-19. The actor, who’s admitted to a hospital in Ahemdabad, instructed indianexpress.com, “I was not feeling too well, so I got myself tested, and unfortunately it turned out positive, this was on March 11. The same day I got myself hospitalised, and now I am recovering. I should be allowed to get back home in a couple of days. My wife, Hemali also caught the virus but she doesn’t have too many symptoms and has quarantined herself at home. I think we got it in Ahmedabad only as I was travelling in Gujarat after returning from Mumbai.”
Producer of the present, Asit Modi tells us that Mayur had accomplished his shoot and that he didn’t catch the virus on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He mentioned, “Mayur had completed shooting and was in Ahmedabad when he tested positive for the virus. He is doing fine, he will be discharged soon too.”
On being requested if Mayru’s prognosis has affected the present’s capturing, Modi mentioned, “No, as he didn’t test positive on-set, the shooting has not been affected.”
Yet one other TV present — Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali’s solid and crew have additionally been identified with COVID-19. Sandiip Sikcand, producer of the present, confirmed the information and mentioned that the artistes and crew who’ve examined positive for the coronavirus are asymptomatic and are following protocol laid down by Kolhapur Municipal Corporation because the present was being shot there.
In his assertion, Sikcand mentioned, “Few artistes and crew members who are a part of the TV show Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali have tested positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic. All of them have received medical help / attention and are under quarantine. The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) is informed and the sets have been fumigated and sterilized as per the protocol. We are constantly in touch with the entire team as their health is our priority. We stand by our commitment to safety and will continue to ensure that all measures prescribed by the authorities are being adhered to.”