Actor-politician Paresh Rawal has tested positive for coronavirus two weeks after administering the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The veteran actor took to his social media handle on Friday to inform about his diagnosis and requested everyone who got in touch with him in the last few days to get themselves tested.
Unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19. All those that have come in contact with me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested, tweeted the actor.
The 65-year-old actor got the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine on March 9 as part of the second phase of the vaccination drive for people above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with co-morbid conditions. Sharing the picture of himself on Twitter, he captioned it as, V for vaccines. ! Thanks to All the Doctors and Nurses and the front line Health care workers and The Scientists.
As soon as the news of Rawal testing positive for coronavirus broke out, many of his friends from the film fraternity wished him speedy recovery. Get well soon my friend @SirPareshRawal . Love and prayers always (sic), wrote Anupam Kher.
Ranvir Shorey wrote, Wish you a speedy recovery, Sir (sic), and added a bouquet emoji on his post. Filmmaker Ashok Pandit wrote, Praying for your speedy recovery @SirPareshRawal bhai. Get well soon. Also the producer of TV serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Asit Kumarr Modi,commented, Dear Paresh bhai , Please take care and prayers. Folded hands for your fastest recovery and wish you the best health (sic).
With the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, many Bollywood celebrities have contracted the deadly virus. Aamir Khan, Kartik Aaryan , Ranbir Kapoor, R Madhavan, Manoj Bajpayee are among the most recent ones to be tested positive for Covid-19.
In terms of work, Paresh Rawal was last seen in David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan. He will next be seen in Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan and Priyadarshan’s Hungama 2.
The actor is currently busy shooting for the remaining portions of Sharmaji Namkeen, in which Rishi Kapoor was working on the film before he died last year. Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhta, directed by debutante Hitesh Bhatia, this film is a story about a lovable 60-year-old man.