There is a sad news for fans of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, as the team of the show is facing huge challenges as after actor Sachin Tyagi, Samir Onkar, Swati Chitnis and four technicians have also tested positive for Coronavirus. The shooting of the show is stopped.
Producer Rajan Shahi in an official statement said, “Actors Swati Chitnis, Sachin Tyagi, Samir Onkar, who are an integral part of ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’, have tested positive for COVID-19, but the three of them are asymptomatic. Due to safety reasons, they are in home quarantine. BMC had advised them for the same as they were showing no symptoms. Immediately, the entire on-crew team was isolated and tested. Four crew members have now tested positive. The BMC has been informed and the entire set has been sanitised and fumigated. Currently, all of them are receiving medical attention in home quarantine. We are constantly in touch with them as their health is our priority. We stand by our commitment to safety and will continue to ensure that all safety and precautionary measures are adhered to.”
The actors who tested positive said in a statement that they are asymptomatic. Sachin Tyagi said, “I have tested corona positive. We have been shooting so peacefully but this has happened nonetheless. I guess we all have to take this positively. I have isolated myself and taking care of my diet. I was asymptomatic. But thankfully I took the test on time. The production house follows all guidelines on the set and is constantly in touch.”
Swati Chittnis added, “I would like to clarify that I have tested positive with COVID-19. Luckily, I am asymptomatic and doing well, recovering fast. I have been monitoring my health from time to time. Hopefully I will bounce back soon. Rajan Shahi is the best producer I have ever worked with and actors are well taken care of by his team.”
Samir Onkar stated, “For the first time in my life I feel being positive is not so cool. Luckily I am asymptomatic. I have self-isolated myself, taking care of my diet and also doing some breathing exercise. God is great, everything will be fine.”