“I have tested positive for coronavirus. I appeal to the people who came in contact with me recently to isolate themselves and go for the COVID test,” Deol tweeted in Hindi.
Himachal Pradesh Health Secretary Amitabh Awasthi had on Tuesday said that according to information received from the district chief medical officer, the Gurdaspur MP and his friends were planning to leave for Mumbai but the actor’s COVID-19 test result came out positive.
The 64-year-old Bollywood actor had undergone a shoulder surgery at Mumbai and was recuperating at a farmhouse near Manali in Kullu district.
Deol’s spokesperson said the actor, who is currently under home quarantine, is recovering well and taking necessary precautions. “He has been tested positive but is asymptomatic and feeling absolutely alright. He is following all the instructions given by the authorities and taking necessary precautions,” the spokesperson told PTI.
On the work front, Deol will next be seen in the sequel to his 2007 family-drama “Apne”.
The sequel will see three generations of the Deol family working together on screen for the first time as it stars legendary actor Dharmendra, his actor sons Sunny and Bobby Deol, and grandson Karan Deol.
Directed by Anil Sharma, the second instalment of the film will be produced by Deepak Mukut. The film will go on floors in March 2021 and will release around Diwali 2021.