Popular television actor Manav Gohil, who played the lead role in Shadi Mubarak, has tested positive for coronovirus. With just mild symptoms, the actor is currently in home quarantine. Other team members of the show have also been tested as a precaution.
Confirming the development, producer Sumit Mittal shared in a statement that following Manav’s report, the cast and crew were separated and the set was sterilized as per protocol. He also shared that he is in constant contact with health officials as the safety of his team is his top priority.
“Actor Manav Gohil, who is an integral part of the TV show Shaadi Mubarak, has tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as the symptoms were detected, he received medical help and isolated himself. Soon after, the entire cast and crew were disassembled and tested. The BMC is notified and the set will be tarnished and sterilized as per protocol. We are in constant contact with the entire team because their health is our priority. We stand with our commitment to safety and will continue to ensure that all measures set by the authorities are followed.
The increase in Kovid-19 cases in Maharashtra has left a huge impact in television and film shoots. While Akshay Kumar, along with 45 Ram Setu crew members, tested positive for Kovid-19 earlier this month, the popular TV show Wagle’s Duniya shoot was canceled last week as some cast and crew picked up the virus Had contracted.
To avoid further issues, the Indian Films and TV Producers Council shared on Sunday that it has asked producers to get crew members tested after stopping several cases of coronovirus on set every 15 days. The development comes into force after the state government announced a stringent measure to ‘break the chain’. The IFTPC has also insisted that antigen testing be done every week for extra protection. According to the representative body, it has already confirmed that over 9000 tests have been conducted by 90 television shows.
“Broadcasters have patiently borne the cost of testing. The producers have been urged to create a bio-bubble of the set and post production facilities for total safety, ”JD Majethia, President TV and Web Wing, IFTPC said in a statement.