Television star Parth Samthaan, one of the lead actors on Kasautii Zindagii Kay, tested positive for coronavirus. In an Instagram post, the actor said that he tested positive, and asked those who have in close proximity with him to get tested.
Samthaan plays the leading character, Anurag Basu, in the Ekta Kapoor-produced show. He said that he had "mild symptoms" for COVID-19 following which he decided to get tested.
"I have been tested positive for COVID-19... Hence I would urge and request everyone whose been with me in close proximity over the last few days please go and get yourself tested," he wrote on Instagram.
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 promitixy 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
The 29-year-old actor said he is now under self-quarantine and is in touch with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
"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," he added.
The cast of Kasautii Zindagii Kay resumed shooting in June after a hiatus of over three months due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.
Without naming Samthaan, Kapoor's production house Balaji Telefilms also released a statement, saying a talent from the show has tested positive for COVID-19.
"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," a spokesperson for the banner said in a statement.
The makers are taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, they said.
"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," the spokesperson added.
Recently, Samthaan opened up about dealing with moments of sadness and depression during the lockdown on social media.