Suriya tests positive for COVID-19, says he's undergoing treatment
Tamil film star Suriya on Sunday took to Twitter to reveal that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 45-year-old actor shared a post saying he is currently undergoing treatment and is feeling better. He also reminded his fans and followers that life "has not returned to normalcy yet," advising them to take precautions. Here are more details on this.
Suriya tweeted last night, "I am undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and am better now. Let us all realize that life hasn't returned to normalcy yet (sic)." "We also cannot be filled with fear and let life come to a standstill. We still need to be careful and safe. Lots of love and gratitude to the dedicated doctors and medical staff standing by my side."
’கொரோனா’ பாதிப்பு ஏற்பட்டு, சிகிச்சை பெற்று நலமுடன் இருக்கிறேன். வாழ்க்கை இன்னும் இயல்பு நிலைக்கு திரும்பவில்லை என்பதை அனைவரும் உணர்வோம். அச்சத்துடன் முடங்கிவிட முடியாது. அதேநேரம் பாதுகாப்பும், கவனமும் அவசியம். அர்ப்பணிப்புடன் துணைநிற்கும் மருத்துவர்களுக்கு அன்பும், நன்றிகளும்.— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) February 7, 2021
Separately, on the work front, Suriya recently wrapped up the shooting of Netflix's upcoming anthology, Navarasa. Suriya's episode in Navarasa is based on a popular song by Ilaiyaraaja, as per reports. Directed by Gautham Menon, this project will mark the reunion of the actor-director duo after many years. They have previously worked together on films such as Kaakha Kaakha and Vaaranam Aayiram.
For the unversed, Suriya was last seen in Soorarai Pottru, which skipped theatrical release due to the coronavirus pandemic and premiered on the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. The movie was based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath of Air Deccan. Some other notable movies of the actor include Nandha, Ghajini, Ayan, Singam, and 24.
The COVID-19 pandemic not only affected the film business but also impacted the lives of many celebrities. Celebrities such as singer Kanika Kapoor, and actors Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Rakul Preet Singh and others had tested positive for COVID-19. Baahubali director SS Rajamouli, and actors Prithviraj Sukumaran and Tamannaah Bhatia were also infected.