Recently, the United Kingdom government has imposed a Tier 4 lockdown from Sunday to curb the spread of a COVID-19’s new variant that triggered a domino effect across several nations. While people await celebrating Christmas and New Year with their dear ones, many have been stranded after many countries banned flights from the UK.
Amongst the many who are stranded in the country are Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Aftab Shivdasani.
According to a Mid-Day report, Priyanka and Aftab will have to stay put in the UK for the near future. The two were shooting for their upcoming films respectively and the projects have been put on hold.
The report quoted a source sharing, "The producers have halted production at the moment. Their top priority is to ensure the safe return of the cast and crew. Special permissions are being sought to travel back to the US, but the procedure may take longer than usual with the lockdown rules becoming stricter than ever before. It is possible that Priyanka and the rest of the unit will have to stay put in the UK for a while."
PeeCee was reportedly filming for a Hollywood romantic drama, ‘Text For You’, with Sam Heughan in London since November 29. The production team has reportedly made arrangements for a quick return to the US, in the wake of the travel restrictions that have been imposed.
The report added that special permissions are being sought to travel back to the US, but the procedure may take longer than usual as the lockdown rules get stringent than ever before. It seems Priyanka and the rest of the unit may have to stay put in the UK for a while.
On the other hand, Aftab Shivdasani returned to his wife Nin and daughter Nevaeh in England earlier this month. The actor was reported to be jetting off for India to begin work on his home production.
However, the actor informed that they weren't going to public places anyway because their daughter is young and they did not want to take risks.
Furthermore, Neena Gupta and Kalki Koechlin-starrer Goldfish were to go on floors in the Queen's City by January. However, Gupta said she dialed director Pushan Kripalani's number as soon as the latest round of curfew was announced, to determine the way forward, reported Mid-Day. Several rumors suggest that a major Bollywood production was to roll in London next month.
Apart from Priyanka and Aftab, Sonam K Ahuja, who has been stationed in the British capital with husband Anand Ahuja since mid-July, will spend the holiday season there.