'Jug Jugg Jeeyo': Varun Dhawan, Neetu Kapoor test COVID-19 positive
Amid the shooting of their upcoming film Jug Jugg Jeeyo, actors Varun Dhawan and Neetu Kapoor have tested positive for COVID-19, according to several reports. Apart from the actors, the movie's director Raj Mehta has also tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, fellow cast members Anil Kapoor and Kiara Advani have tested negative. The shooting for the movie has since been stalled. Here's more.
The shooting of the movie has been paused until the actors and the director recover. Earlier, it was reported that Anil Kapoor had also tested positive for coronavirus. However, later on, his brother and producer Boney Kapoor confirmed to The Times of India that he had tested negative. No official statement in this regard has been released by the actors or the producers yet.
Neetu, Varun, Kiara, and Anil had started shooting for the movie last month in Chandigarh. In the comedy-drama movie, Neetu and Anil will be seen playing parents to Varun's character, while Kiara plays the role of his wife. Produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, it also features popular YouTuber Prajakta Koli, who was recently seen in the Netflix series Mismatched.
For the unversed, Jug Jugg Jeeyo also marks Neetu's comeback in Bollywood after a gap of seven years. As she began shooting for the movie, the actor wrote, "My first flight, in these scary times! Nervous for this journey." Remembering her late husband, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, she added, "While Kapoor Sahab, you aren't here holding my hand, I know you are with me."
Ever since actors have resumed shooting for movies and television productions, many of them contracted the deadly coronavirus. Recently, actor and politician Sunny Deol tested positive for COVID-19 in Manali. The actor is currently in self-isolation there. Earlier, actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Malaika Arora, and Arjun Kapoor had also tested positive for COVID-19.