Alia Bhatt has become yet another Bollywood celebrity to be infected with the novel coronavirus. Recently, the Highway actress took to social media to announce the same. Taking to Instagram stories, Alia shared a long note and she mentioned that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
Since past few weeks, the country is witnessing a huge spike in the number of coronavirus cases. With schools, cinema halls, restaurants and other places being shut, many states are undergoing strict restrictions. In order to curb the spread to the novel coronavirus, Bollywood industry has also taken strict measures. While 2020 witnessed a serious lockdown on the cinema halls, this year, many filmmakers are stalling the release of their movies.
Bollywood celebrities including Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Rohit Saraf and others have been infected with the virus. However, celebs like Neena Gupta, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan among others have received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine
Alia Bhatt tests positive for COVID-19
In a statement shared late night on Thursday, the 28-year-old actress wrote: “Hello all, I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. I am following all safety protocols under the advice of my doctors.” Alia also thanked concerned fans in her post, adding: “Grateful for all your love and support. Please stay safe and take care.”
Alia has been occupied with shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiwadi. It also stars Ram Charan in the lead role. Here’s what Alia Bhatt shared on her Instagram story:
Bollywood celebs who tested positive for COVID-19
Before Alia, there have been a number of Bollywood celebrities who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. From Tara Sutaria to Aamir Khan, here is a list of Bollywood personalities who were diagonosed with coronavirus in 2021.
In the second week of March, several media reports had announced the news of Tara Sutaria being infected with the virus. However, the actress didn’t initially confirmed the same. But the actor, on March 17, confirmed that she had tested negative. She also thanked her fans for their warm wishes and concerns.
The Barfi actor had tested positive for the COVID-19 in the first week of March. The actor’s mother Neetu Kapoor took to Instagram to announce the same. She wrote, “Thank you for your concern and your good wishes Ranbir has tested positive for Covid-19. He is on medication and recovering well. He is in self quarantine at home and following all precautions (sic).”
The actor recovered from the infection in the last week of March.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Just a day after Ranbir Kapoor’s diagonosis, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali had also tested positive for the virus. The director was busy shooting for Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi. However, the shooting was stalled because of Bhansali contracted the virus.
The handsome hunk of Bollywood shared the news of coronavirus infection on social media. The actor shared a plus sign and wrote, “Positive ho gaya. Dua karo (sic).”
Kartik had also shared a ‘COVID-selfie’ in red t-shirt. He captioned it, “Mera lockdown ho gaya. Tum sab ka night curfew toh ho #CovidSelfie #GlowingTvacha (I am in quarantine, at least you all should face a night curfew #CovidSelfie #GlowingSkin).”
The Ludo actor took to social media to announce that he has been infected with the novel coronavirus. Rohit also mentioned in the post that he took all the precautionary measures and yet he tested positive. He said, “Wear the mask at all times, maintain social distancing, wash hands often, sanitise regularly, stay at home – unless shooting.”
Sharing the statement, Rohit wrote, “Please stay put unless urgent. I urge y’all to be careful for your own sake and for that of others. PS I am coping well, all things considered. My team and all the people who were in contact with me in the past 7 days have been informed and they’ve all isolated and tested themselves too (sic).”
Aamir Khan tested positive for Coronavirus on March 25, 2021. He is under home quarantine.
In the second week of March, Manoj Bajpayee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The actor was shooting for his upcoming movie titled Despatch. But the makers decided to stall the shooting because of the infection.
Manoj’s team shared the news with a statement. It read as, “Manoj Bajpayee has tested Covid positive after his director was infected with it. The shoot has stopped and will resume in a couple of months. Manoj Bajpayee is on medication and recovering well. He is in self-quarantine at home and following all precautions.”
It added, “Manoj was shooting for Despatch film, which is produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The actor is on medication and recovering well. He is in self-quarantine at home and following all precautions. We wish him for super recovery.”
Siddhanth Chaturvedi also revealed through his official social media handle that he tested positive for Covid on March 16, 2021. Sharing a selfie, the actor wrote, “Abhi Vaccine aane ki khushi hui hi thi ki…Corona bola Thappa!”
The fitness freak model and actor, Milind shared the news on Twitter and mentioned that he has isolated himself.
“Tested positive. #Quarantine,” Milind Soman said in the caption of his post.
See Milind Soman’s post here:
Fatima Sana Sheikh
The Dangal star Fatima took to Instagram and said she is following all the health and safety protocols after contracting the virus.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19 and currently following all the precautions and protocols and have been home quarantining myself. Thank you for all your wishes and concerns. Please stay safe guys,” the actor wrote.
Last year, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and Kanika Kapoor were among those infected with the virus.