Versatile actor R Madhavan on March 25 informed on Twitter that he has been tested positive for COVID-19 a day after his 3 Idiots co-star Aamir Khan tested positive for the virus.
In his tweet, Madhavan jokingly mentioned the movie 3 Idiots, saying, "Farhan HAS to follow Rancho and Virus has always been after us BUT this time he bloody caught up. But All is Well and the Covid will be in the Well soon. Though this is one place we don’t want Raju in. Thank you for all the love. I am recuperating well.”
Farhan HAS to follow Rancho and Virus has always been after us BUT this time he bloody caught up. BUT-ALL IS WELL and the Covid will be in the Well soon. Though this is one place we don’t want Raju in. Thank you for all the love I am recuperating well. pic.twitter.com/xRWAeiPxP4
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) March 25, 2021
The actor recently shared a video on Instagram from the set of Amriki Pandit in Bhopal. The actor had captioned the video, “Shoot in Bhopal… with tons of precautions.”
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