Actor Prithiviraj Sukumaran who was shooting for his upcoming movie "Jana Gana Mana", had been tested positive. Along with him the director of the film Dijo Jose Antony also has tested positive.
Consequent to this, the film crew and all those who have come in contact with the two have to go into self-isolation, a crew member said.
Earlier today, Prithviraj had revealed in his social media posts that he's been diagnosed with COVID-19. In his note, Prithviraj wrote that he underwent the mandatory test for the coronavirus before joining the sets, and he was tested negative. However, after the wrap of the shoot in 2 weeks, the team went for another round of covid testing and apparently, Prithviraj was found positive. The actor had requested all those who came in contact with him, to get tested.
"Hello everyone, I have been shooting for Dijo Jose Anthony's Jana Gana Mana since October 7. We had strict protocols in place with regards to Covid regulations and associated safety measures. As is the norm, all involved in the shoot were tested before the schedule started and after the last day of shoot in the courtroom set we had put up, tests were repeated. Unfortunately, the test results this time came back positive and I have gone into isolation," Prithviraj said in his statement.
Earlier this year, Prithviraj and a 58-member crew who went for the shooting schedule of Aaadujeevitham, were stuck in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert for three months due to lock down and the flying restrictions that followed.