Actor Jagannath Nivangune of Ek Mahanayak Dr BR Ambedkar tests positive for COVID-19, shoot stopped | IWMBuzz

The &TV show Ek Mahanayak Dr BR Ambedkar actor Jagannat Nivangune has tested positive for COVID19 resulting in the shoot stopping.

Actor Jagannath Nivangune of Ek Mahanayak Dr BR Ambedkar tests positive for COVID-19, shoot stopped

Ek Mahanayak Dr BR Ambedkar the &TV show produced by Sobo Films is now the next set to get under the COVID-19 threat!!

Reports in media suggest of a Mere Sai crew member testing positive for Corona, post which the shoot has been halted.

Read: Coronavirus scare on Mere Sai set: Crew member tests positive, shooting stops

We now hear of actor Jagannath Nivangune testing positive for COVID-19. Jagannath plays the role of Bheemrao’s father in the show.

The news is also that few members in the crew have also tested positive and that all of them have been quarantined. The tests of all other actors and crew members have been done, and the results are expected to come.

As per a reliable source, “Jagannath Nivangune is fine and is on the road to recovery. As of now, the shoot of the show has been stopped for the past two days.”

We contacted the production house who sent our their statement which read, “We have always strived to create an environment which is extremely conducive, creative and above all, safe and secure. Considering the pandemic, safeguarding the health of all the people working within our Production Ecosystem, directly or indirectly, has become even more critical.

While all the necessary precautions were taken across all our sets covering important aspects like hygiene, sanitation, and risk mitigation in line with the guidelines advised by the Government of Maharashtra, it is extremely unfortunate that a member of our crew has contracted the virus. We have directly referred the concerned member to competent medical authorities for immediate treatment and care. We are in the process of tracing people who may have had direct contact with him and helping all artists, crew members and staff with all necessary medical facilities, recommending them to immediately self-isolate in the event that they exhibit any of the symptoms associated with the virus. All precautionary measures have been implemented at the sets, and as per government guidelines, the set will be non-operational for a period of three days for complete sanitization.”

Watch this space at for updates.


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