It came across as a major shock when actor Rupali Ganguly tested positive for COVID-19 recently as she joined the list of many public figures who have already tested positive.
In wake of the this, producer Rajan Shahi of Anupamaa has put an official statement for the same.
"Rupali Ganguly, the lead actress in the show Anupamaa, informed me today that she has tested positive for Covid-19. She is asymptomatic and by the grace of God doing well. Rupali is taking all the necessary precautions and is presently in-home quarantine. I wish Rupali a speedy recovery. We at DKP (Directors Kut Productions) are committed to the safety of our cast and crew. I have ensured that all guidelines are followed on the set. The BMC is informed and the sets are fumigated and sterilized as per the protocol.
Ashish Mehrotra, who plays Paritosh in Anupamaa, too was diagnosed with Covid-19 few days back. Though he was not shooting since a very long time, as soon as the symptoms were detected he received medical help and also quarantined himself. He is already on his road to recovery, and in a few days once he tests negative he will be resuming shoot.
I am constantly in touch with Rupali, Aashish and the entire team as their health is our priority. DKP and I stand by our commitment to safety and will continue to ensure that all measures prescribed are being adhered to.”
Apart from Anupamaa, Shahi has Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya 2 on-air too.