Akshay Kumar tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, after which got admitted to a Mumbai hospital as advised by doctors.
Actress Nushrratt Bharuccha, who co-stars with Akshay Kumar in the movie, has also isolated herself - she revealed in an Instagram story on Monday.
Jacqueline Fernandez, who was shooting for Abhishek Sharma's Ram Setu in Mumbai with Akshay Kumar and Nushratt Bharuccha, has quarantined herself at home as a precautionary measure.
After Akshay Kumar tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, 45 crew members from Ram Setu set in Mumbai tested positive for the virus on Monday.
Nushrratt took to her Instagram stories to give a peek into how the three actors are “checking up on each other!” as she shared a screenshot of how they connected with each other over a conference call. she also wrote that although they are far apart, they are together in spirit. Akshay confirmed on Monday that he has been hospitalised as a ‘precautionary measure’.
Akshay, Nushrratt and Jacqueline started shooting for Abhishek Sharma’s Ram Setu in Mumbai last week.
Akshay Kumar's COVID-19 diagnosis arrived at a time when the actor, along with the team of Ram Setu, were shooting in Madh Island. On Monday, news agency PTI reported that some 45 crew members showed positive results in the mandatory COVID-19 test -40 of them were junior artistes while five were from Akshay Kumar's team. B N Tiwari, President, Federation of Western India Cine Employees, told PTI: "They all have been quarantined after testing positive. Out of those, 40 were junior artistes while the rest were Akshay''s make up team, their assistants. Now the shooting has been halted indefinitely."
On Sunday morning, Akshay Kumar revealed he has contracted the coronavirus with this statement: "I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself." On Monday, he confirmed he's quarantined at a Mumbai hospital: "I am doing fine but as a precautionary measure under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home soon, take care."