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While more than 100 people were tested as a precautionary measure, results of 45 people came positive. Shoot for the film has been temporarily suspended.
(L-R) Nushrratt Bharuccha, Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez
A day after Akshay Kumar tested positive for novel coronavirus, it has been confirmed that 45 crew members of upcoming film Ram Setu have also tested positive for COVID-19.
According to government guidelines, the tests were mandatory as the shoot of the film was set to begin at a new location in Mumbai from Monday. While more than 100 people were tested as a precautionary measure, results of 45 people came positive. Shoot for the film has been temporarily suspended.
The news comes amid surging number of COVID-19 cases in the state, which forced the state government to introduce more stringent measures to control the spread.
Meanwhile, Kumar has been hospitalised. The actor took to social media and wrote, “Thank you everyone for all your warm wishes and prayers, they seem to be working I am doing fine, but as a precautionary measure under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home soon. Take care.”
Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Ram Setu also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha in the lead roles. The film is being bankrolled by Cape of Good Films, Abundantia Entertainment, Lyca Films, and Amazon Prime Video. After a mahurat shoot in Ayodhya, Ram Setu started filming from March 30 in Mumbai.