Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Bhide aka Mandar Chandwadkar has tested positive for COVID-19. The actor confirmed that he got himself tested after getting coronavirus-related symptoms. Chandwadkar is in home quarantine. The show’s plot is currently revolving around Bhide so the actor’s Covid positive reports have got the makers worried. The actor was shooting with co-stars Sonalika Joshi and Palak Sindhwani and has asked them to get tested as well.
The actor told ETimes, “My symptoms of cold had actually gone away but suddenly yesterday I could not smell camphor in puja. I felt I had lost the sense of smell and got myself tested. Upon getting the test, I immediately informed the ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ unit that I shall stay away from the shoot until I am perfectly alright again.” Mandar further said, “I have told Sonalika and Palak also to get themselves tested. Rishi, an AD on the show had a bit of cold and I told him too, he has thankfully tested negative.”
Meanwhile, Nikki Tamboli of Bigg Boss 14 fame, Ghum Hai Kisike Pyaar Mein actor Neil Bhatt, Satish Kaushik, Manoj Bajpayee, Prem Bandhan actor Ariah Agarwal, Yennai Arindhaal’s star Ashish Vidyarthi, Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and others have tested positive for COVID-19 recently.