The spread of coronavirus continues to proliferate as the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has also knocked on the Indian doors. The shoots for some of the upcoming film has been halted after Bollywood actors contracted the novel Coronavirus.
Amid the deadly virus’ scare, a recent ETimes report suggests that Rakesh Roshan has shifted from Mumbai to Lonavala. The senior actor-filmmaker's wife Pinkie and daughter Sunaina have also gone away with him.
"Roshan saab aajkal sirf meetings ke liye Mumbai aate hain. He stays in Lonavala- and you will see him in Mumbai only about 3 days every week, sometimes even 2," said a source quoted by ETimes.
The 8th, 9th and 10th floors at Juhu's Palazzo Building seemed deserted as the family shifted to the remote location, post the spread of Covid-19’s second wave.
The source confirmed that due to COVID and the delayed shootings, Rakesh Roshan and his family have moved to Lonavla. "It's all because of COVID. The shootings are hardly happening. The meetings are few and far in between. While some industry folks might be putting up a brave front, the story by and large is that Bollywood is going through an extremely lean, torrid phase and despite all the optimism that some big releases are round the corner, the second COVID wave might have upset all calculations," said the source reported by ETimes.
Bollywood actors Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Kartik Aaryan and many more were recently tested for the Covid-19. In retrospect, Hrithik Roshan's mother Pinky Roshan also contracted the novel virus as she tested positive for COVID-19.
"Besides, Roshan sir has built a magnificent house there, which is like a mansion. So why would he risk being in Mumbai where you are invariably in direct or indirect contact with many people on daily basis? Besides he had a cancer health scare about a year ago, so it is imperative that he takes maximum care and that can only be achieved by staying away from the hustle-bustle. All said and done, he comes down twice or thrice a week to have his meetings which are important and rushes back as soon as they're over. Things are going fine this way, why should he have second thoughts about his decision?" added the source.
On March 4, Rakesh Roshan took to Twitter and announced that he took the first dose of Covishield. The veteran actor-filmmaker shared a picture with a happy face while a medical expert vaccinates him, he wrote, “First dose of Covishield taken, go ahead.”