‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’: Film’s shoot stalled as Neetu Kapoor & Varun Dhawan test positive for Covid-19

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As soon as lockdown restrictions were uplifted, several filmmakers and actors resumed shooting of their projects. While some were able to complete their films on time however some faced the problems when their crew or cast members contracted the deadly Coronavirus. The latest film affected by Covid-19 is Raj Mehta’s ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani and they were all shooting for the film in Chandigarh.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the shooting of ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ has come to a standstill, after actors, Neetu and Varun along with director Raj Mehta tested positive for Covid-19.

Speaking about the actor’s health, a source told Mumbai Mirror, “All three are showing only mild symptoms and are currently isolated in Chandigarh. Anil and Kiara’seports are negative; he returned to Mumbai last evening, while she flies back today.”

The same report further stated that now that the actors have tested positive, they will be taking a 10-14 days break. The shooting will resume only after the actors and director test negative for Covid-19 and recovers completely. The actors apparently contracted the virus while shooting for a wedding sequence with a crowd.

However, so far, neither the filmmaker nor the actors have confirmed or denied the reports of contracting the deadly virus.

‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ also stars Prajakta Koli. The film also marks Neetu Singh’s comeback on the silver screen. She was last seen in ‘Besharam’ that released in 2013. Meanwhile, Anil Kapoor arrived in Mumbai last night. He also refuted reports of having tested positive for Covid-19.

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