Mumbai: Television actor Parth Samthaan, who essayed the role of Anurag Basu in Ekta Kapoor's 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay' reboot, has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.
After the news surfaced, the shoot of the show was called off and crew members who were in close contact with him have been asked to undergo tests and self-isolate themselves till their reports come out.
Confirming the report, Parth wrote, "Hi everyone, I have been tested positive 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."
Ekta took to Twitter to share the news without mentioning the actor's name. She wrote, "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. out first priority is to help protest or 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."
On June 27, Parth had shared a few Behind The Scenes from Kasautii sets on his Instagram page. "Back to Shoot after 3 months Back to normalcy ! #unlockindia," he had written.
According to reports, the actor got himself tested on July 11 after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Meanwhile, his 'Kasautii' co-stars Pooja Banerjee and Shubhavi have been asked to undergo tests.