Chiranjeevi tests positive for COVID-19; quarantined at home
Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 65-year-old actor said he took a coronavirus test as part of the safety protocol before entering the sets of his upcoming movie Acharya. Although he is asymptomatic, the actor has quarantined himself at home. Here are more details on this.
Chiranjeevi was seen with Telangana CM recently
Chiranjeevi also urged people, who met him in the last five days, to undergo COVID-19 test. It should be noted that Chiranjeevi had recently met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to discuss issues facing the Telugu film industry and the government initiatives for them. In pictures from the meeting, both the actor and the CM were seen without masks.
Here is Chiranjeevi's tweet
ఆచార్య షూటింగ్ప్రారంభించాలని,కోవిడ్టెస్ట్ చేయించుకున్నాను. రిజల్ట్ పాజిటివ్. నాకు ఎలాంటి కోవిడ్ లక్షణాలు లేవు.వెంటనే హోమ్ క్వారంటైన్ అయ్యాను.గత 4-5 రోజులుగా నన్ను కలిసినవారందరిని టెస్ట్ చేయించుకోవాలిసిందిగా కోరుతున్నాను.ఎప్పటికప్పుడు నా ఆరోగ్య పరిస్థితిని మీకు తెలియచేస్తాను. pic.twitter.com/qtU9eCIEwp— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) November 9, 2020
Chiranjeevi to reportedly play double role in 'Acharya'
In Acharya, Chiranjeevi will reportedly play a double role. He will be seen as a middle-aged man who turns into a social reformer, with the aim to curb the mismanagement of the temple funds and donations. Interestingly, this is the first time that director Koratala Siva has teamed up with Chiranjeevi for a movie.
He will also be seen in 'Vedalam' remake
Chiranjeevi was recently seen in Syeraa Narasimha Reddy (2019). Now, after completing Acharya, the veteran actor will star in an upcoming Telugu remake of Tamil action movie Vedalam. Directed by Meher Ramesh, Vedalam tells the story of a taxi driver, who lives with his sister in Kolkata while looking out for three criminals.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many top actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora tested positive for the disease. From the southern film fraternity, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Tamannaah Bhatia and others tested positive for the deadly virus. Filmmaker SS Rajamouli and his family members also tested positive for it, while singer SP Balasubrahmanyam died after contracting it.