As the unlock phase has begun, we saw producers have resumed the shooting of their respective projects of TV and films. Though a few days back, we saw the lead actor of Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Parth Samthaan tested positive for COVID 19 and immediately underwent medication. Now Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu has said that all TV and film shoots should be stalled as it’s just plain risky. The Bengali beauty wrote, “All shoots should stop till the situation is little better. Actors are the most vulnerable.. most of the unit is protected with all ppe, gloves, masks, shields. But actors have to shoot without any protection. It’s just plain risky.”
Parth Samthaan shared the news of being tested positive for coronavirus on his Instagram account, where he wrote, “Hi everyone , I have been tested Postive for covid 19 .although I have mild symptoms.. I would urge and request everyone whose been with me in close proximity over the last few days please go and get yourself tested . The Bmc has regularly been in touch and with the doctors guidance I am in self quarantine and I am grateful to them for all their support . Please be safe and take care.”
Producer of the show, Ekta Kapoor released an official statement after Parth Samthaan’s case, which reads, “We would like to inform various stakeholders that one of our talent 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 out talent, production crew and employees. We are taking all the precautions detailed in the guidelines. 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.”
Bipasha Basu’s husband Karan Singh Grover, who played the character of Mr Bajaj in the show, recently quit the show and Karan Patel has come on board to play his role.