After 18 crew members of the dance reality show, ‘Dance Deewane 3’ were tested positive for Covid-19, judge Dharmesh Yelande has also tested positive. He is currently in Goa and has quarantined himself at his home. Producer Arvind Rao has also tested positive for the virus. Choreographers Punit J Pathak and Shakti Mohan will come in his place.
Producer Arvind Rao confirmed the news. He said, “Dharmesh tested negative last week when he went to Goa to renovate his home. He was supposed to join us for the shoot on April 5. But, before we start shooting, everyone has to undergo a COVID-19 test. Dharmesh underwent another test in Goa and he had developed symptoms, too. He tested positive, so we decided to bring in Shakti Mohan and Punit J Pathak for the upcoming episodes. They shot the show with Madhuri Dixit and Tushar Kalia.”
Talking about his health, the producer said, “I am recovering and after three days I will have to undergo tests. If they are negative, I can again get back to work on the sets. All the other crew members who had tested positive last week are also undergoing treatment and they should also recover in a week. We are all working hard and we have followed all safety protocols. We don’t let any member come to the set without a COVID-19 test. We are functioning with less manpower as per new guidelines.
Producer Arvind Rao also revealed that they are taking all the precautions and not allowing anybody inside if they do not have a Covid-19 negative report done 48 hours ago.
Many bollywood celebrities have been affected amid the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai. Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt were tested positive for Covid-19.