Starplus’s daily opera ‘Kasauti Zindegi Kay’ star Parth Samthaan, who plays Anurag Basu within the Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot has tested positive for Covid-19. The shoot has been stopped and cast and crew members who were in close contact with him have been inquired to experience tests.
Parth shared the news of his diagnosis on Twitter. “Hi guys, I have tested Positive for COVID-19 and I would urge and request everyone whose been with me in close proximity over the last few days please go and get yourself tested. am in self-quarantine and I thank BMC for all their support, Please be safe and take care !” he wrote.
Balaji Telefilms, producers of Kasautii Zindagii Kay, said in a statement, “We would like to inform various stakeholders that one of our talents from the show Kasautii Zindagii Kay has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now receiving medical attention. Our first priority is to help protect our talent, production crew, and employees. We are taking all the precautions detailed in the guideline. We were and will continue following all medical protocols set by the authorities and have implemented guidelines concerning social interactions, hygiene, travel, and visits to the sets.”
Ekta Kapoor, who is the producer of the show, also tweeted about Parth’s coronavirus diagnosis, “All necessary precautions being taken, SOPs being followed. Health & safety comes first to us all at Balaji. Take care. Jai Mata Di!”
Parth, who flew to Hyderabad during the unlock phase 1 when domestic flight services resumed, returned to Mumbai to continue the Kasautii Zindagii Kay shoot last month. The show moreover stars Erica Fernandes, Karan Patel and Pooja Banerjee, among others.
It has been reported that the shooting for the show, in which Parth Samthaan stars opposite Erica Fernandes, has been stopped in Mumbai’s Film City.