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Actor Chiranjeevi tests positive for coronavirus

Actor Chiranjeevi took the COVID-19 test before resuming the shoot of period drama Acharya.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: November 10, 2020 8:11:51 am
ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi said he is currently asymptomatic. (Photo: Chiranjeevi/Twitter)

Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi on Monday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The 65-year-old actor said that he did a COVID-19 test as part of the safety protocol before joining the sets of his upcoming movie Acharya.

“I am currently asymptomatic & quarantining myself at home. Request all those who met me in the last 5 few days to also undergo covid tests. Will update you on my recovery soon,” he said in a letter to fans and the media.

It is worth noting that Chiranjeevi along with Nagarjuna on Saturday met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan to discuss issues facing the Telugu film industry. The meeting was held to discuss the initiatives of the Telangana government to restart the business of cinema in the state, which took a massive beating due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna also discussed the government’s proposal to set up a new film city at the outskirts of Hyderabad. Roads & Buildings Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy, State Planning Board Vice Chairman B Vinod Kumar, RS Member J Santosh Kumar, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, principal secretaries Narsing Rao, Ramakrishna Rao and Seshadri were among those who took part in the meeting chaired by the Chief Minister.

Twitter, meanwhile, is flooded with tweets of celebrities and fans wishing Chiranjeevi a speedy recovery.

“Get well soon mamaya @KChiruTweets,” tweeted Upasana Konidela, the daughter-in-law of Chiranjeevi.

Ravi Teja also wished the superstar a speedy recovery. “Wishing you a speedy recovery @KChiruTweets garu… Take care,” he posted on his Twitter page.

Khushbu Sundar took to Twitter and wrote, “Please get well soon Sir. You are a fighter and you will fight this too easily.. Take care. We love you. ❤❤❤”

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