Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth, who has been in Hyderabad for the production of his upcoming film Annaathe, cancelled its shoot today after a few crew members tested positive for COVID-19.
“Superstar Rajinikanth and other crew members have tested negative,” the film’s production studio, Sun Pictures, confirmed on Twitter.
The coronavirus infection in four crew members was detected during routine testing, it added.
The 70-year-old actor has been shooting for Siruthai Siva’s Annaathe, which features four women in the lead — Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Khushbu and Meena — since mid-December.
Sources indicate the entire crew was in a bio-bubble, and the shoot was scheduled to continue till mid-January.
One of India’s highest paid actors, Rajinikanth had announced his decision to join politics earlier in December amid reports that he was reluctant in view of the coronavirus pandemic and his health after a renal transplant, which made him vulnerable to Covid.