TV actress Rupali Ganguly, who was shooting for the Star Plus show Anupama, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The actor took to his social media platforms to share his diagnosis on Friday, writing, “This is the kind of positive I didn’t want.”
The actor also said that despite taking all precautions, she does not know where and how she got infected. He wrote, “Take care and keep everyone safe and keep on expressing my love to my family and Anupama family. U and Rudransh down @ashwinkverma and down @ rajan.shahi.543 for taking the whole unit down despite all the precautions-pata nahi kahan se kaise ho gaya … “
Later in the day, Rajan Shahi of director Kut Productions said in his statement that not only Rupali but Ashish Mehrotra, yet another actor from Anupama have tested positive for the virus. Ashish plays the role of Rupali’s on-screen son, Paritosh Shah.
Shahi said, “Anupama show lead actress Rupali Ganguly today informed me that she has tested positive for Kovid-19. She is asymptomatic and is doing well by the grace of God. Rupali is taking all necessary precautions and is currently in quarantine in the house. I wish Rupali a speedy recovery. We at DKP (Directors Kut Productions) are committed to protecting our cast and crew. I made sure that all the guidelines on the set were followed. The BMC is notified and the set is tarnished and sterilized according to protocol. “
Rajan further added, “Ashish Mehrotra, who plays Paritosh in Anupama, also came to know about Kovid-19 a few days ago. Although he had not been shooting for a very long time, he received medical help as soon as the symptoms were detected and he left himself as well. He is already on track to recover, and once a few days he will start shooting again when he tests negative. “
“I am in constant touch with Rupali, Ashish and the entire team because their health is our priority. The DKP and I stand with our commitment to safety and will continue to ensure that all measures set out are being followed.
Along with Anupama, Rajan Shahi is also the creator of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata, Mind of the Voice and Pratigya-2.
Actor Paras Kalnavat, who lost his father due to cardiac arrest a few days ago, also tested positive for coronavirus in February. He played Anupama’s younger son, Samar Shah in the show. Due to his diagnosis, the team stopped shooting for a few days.