Even though the COVID-19 vaccine is now available in government centres across India, the scare has not completely gone away. It is still hovering over the human race. Many public figures have already tested positive for Coronavirus in the recent past. The latest one to have contracted the virus is Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Bhide aka Mandar Chandwadkar. The actor tested positive for COVID-19 and has confirmed that he got himself tested after getting symptoms of the same.
As per TOI, the actor told ETimes, "My symptoms of cold had actually gone away but suddenly yesterday I could not smell camphor in puja. I felt I had lost the sense of smell and got myself tested. Upon getting the test, I immediately informed the 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' unit that I shall stay away from the shoot until I am perfectly alright again.” Mandar further said, “I have told Sonalika and Palak also to get themselves tested. Rishi, an AD on the show had a bit of cold and I told him too, he has thankfully tested negative.”
After TMKOC completed 3000 episodes, Bhide shared his gratitude towards the same and wrote, “Lots of gratitude to all the lovely audience who have been watching our show sincerely.. lil late to put up these pics as my account was not active... but better late than never. Once again thx a lot..”
Meanwhile, stars like Bigg Boss 14’s Nikki Tamboli, Ghum Hai Kisike Pyaar Mein actor Neil Bhatt, Aishwarya Sharma, Satish Kaushik, Manoj Bajpayee, Prem Bandhan actor Ariah Agarwal, Yennai Arindhaal's star Ashish Vidyarthi, Sunil Chhetri and others have tested positive for the deadly virus in the recent times.
Image source: Instagram/ realmandarchandwadkar
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