The actor who is recovering from the novel coronavirus urged everyone to wear masks and follow COVID-19 protocol.

Jr NTR posing against a car
Flix Tollywood Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 14:09

Actor Jr NTR who is recovering from COVID-19 in Hyderabad has asked his fans to refrain from celebrating his birthday this year, in view of the pandemic. The actor’s birthday is on Thursday. He asked his fans to stay at home and follow the lockdown rules. The Tollywood star said on Twitter, “Every year, the affection shown by you on the occasion of my birthday is something I truly cherish. But in these challenging times, the biggest gift you can give me is to stay home and follow local lockdown rules.” He added, “Our country is at war with COVID-19. Our medical community and frontline workers are waging a selfless and tireless war. Many people have lost their loved ones and livelihoods. This is not a time for celebration. This is a time for showing our solidarity with those in need.”

The actor also said that he has given another sample for test, and is hoping that the report will be negative for coronavirus. Urging everyone to wear a mask and follow COVID-19 protocols, he said, “Please take care of your family and loved ones. Support each other and extend a helping hand to those in need. When all this is over and the war on COVID-19 is won, we shall celebrate together.” 

On May 10, the actor had announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been observing isolation since. 

Jr NTR’s upcoming film is RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli. The film also stars actor Ram Charan and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. The supporting cast includes Ajay Devgn, Olivia Morris, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson and Alison Doody.

RRR is a fictional story set in the 1920s, pre-Independence era, and is based on the lives of two real heroes and well-known Telugu revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem–played by Ram Charan and Jr NTR respectively. The film will be released in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam.  

Jr NTR will also be hosting the new season of Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu, the Telugu version of the popular TV series Who Wants to be a Millionaire? soon.