Reportedly, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family recently travelled to their hometown in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh from Mumbai amid the nationwide lockdown. As per government guidelines and procedure, they have all been placed under home quarantine due to the coronavirus scare.
Nawazuddin had reached his ancestral place on May 11 after which the authorities directed him and his family to remain under quarantine for 14 days till May 25. It is reported that Nawazuddin obtained permission from authorities in Mumbai for travelling. His mother, brother and sister-in-law also made the journey with him.
Nawazuddin's brother Shamas tweeted that the family travelled because Nawazuddin's sister recently died due to cancer, and his 71-year-old mother is ill. Nawazuddin also issued a short message on social media. He wrote, "Due to the recent loss of my younger sister, my mother who is 71 yrs old got anxiety attack twice. We have followed all the guidelines given by the State Government. We are #HomeQuarantined at our hometown Budhana. Please #StaySafe #StayHome (sic)."
Due to the recent loss of my younger sister, my mother who is 71yrs old got anxiety attack twice.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) May 18, 2020
We have followed all the guidelines given by the State Government.
We are #HomeQuarantined at our hometown Budhana.
Please #StaySafe #StayHome
As per media reports, the doctors had taken samples of Nawazuddin and his family members and all tested negative for coronavirus.
On the movies front, Nawazuddin features in Ghoomketu next. Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, the movie is a comedy- drama from the viewpoint of a budding writer (played by Nawazuddin), struggling to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai. The film also features filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actors Ila Arun, Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire and Ragini Khanna in pivotal roles.
Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha have made special appearances in the project. Produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), the movie will release on ZEE5 on May 22.
(With inputs from IANS)
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