TV actor Rupali Ganguli, who has been shooting for Star Plus’ show Anupamaa, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The actor took to her social media platforms on Friday to share her diagnosis, She wrote, “This is the kind of positive I didn’t want to be.”
The actor also stated that even after taking all the precautions, she doesn’t know where and how she got infected. She wrote, “Take care and stay safe everyone and keep showering ur love on my family and Anupamaa family. Sorry for letting u and Rudransh down @ashwinkverma and the entire unit down @rajan.shahi.543 despite u taking all the precautions- pata nahi kahan se kaise ho gaya …”
Later in the day, Rajan Shahi of Director’s Kut Productions, in his statement, said that not only Rupali but also Ashish Mehrotra, yet another actor from Anupamaa has tested positive for the virus. Ashish plays the role of Paeritosh Shah, play’s Rupali’s on-screen son.
Shahi said, “Rupali Ganguly, the lead actress in the show Anupamaa, informed me today that she has tested positive for Covid-19. She is asymptomatic and by the grace of God doing well. Rupali is taking all the necessary precautions and is presently in-home quarantine. I wish Rupali a speedy recovery. We at DKP (Directors Kut Productions) are committed to the safety of our cast and crew. I have ensured that all guidelines are followed on the set. The BMC is informed and the sets are fumigated and sterilized as per the protocol.”
Rajan further said, “Ashish Mehrotra, who plays Paritosh in Anupamaa, too was diagnosed with Covid-19 few days back. Though he was not shooting since a very long time, as soon as the symptoms were detected he received medical help and also quarantined himself. He is already on his road to recovery, and in a few days once he tests negative he will be resuming shoot.”
“I am constantly in touch with Rupali, Aashish and the entire team as their health is our priority. DKP and I stand by our commitment to safety and will continue to ensure that all measures prescribed are being adhered to.,” Shahi concluded.
Along with Anupamaa, Rajan Shahi is also the producer of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Mann Ki Awaaz and Pratigya-2
Actor Paras Kalnavat, who lost his father due to a cardiac arrest a few days ago, had also tested positive for the coronavirus back in February. He plays Anupamaa’s younger son, Samar Shah, in the show. Due to his diagnosis, the team had decided to halt shooting for a few days.