TV show ‘Bhakharwadi’, that stars Deven Bhojani and Paresh Ganatra, has been hit by a major setback as they lost a crew member to Covid-19. And not only that a few other members have also tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus. According to a report by Amar Ujala, the name of the deceased member is Abdul. The show’s creator JD Majethia was quoted saying, “The insurance money will reach Abdul’s family soon, we are in touch with his nephew.”
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Creator JD Majethia said, “A sad incident took place on the sets of Bhakharwadi. A tailor from our crew complained of weakness on July 11. The doctor gave him medicine for cold and weakness. He worked on July 12 and the next day he asked for leave as he wanted to go home. As a rule of our production house, we keep in regular contact with people who are unwell. We also ask them to produce a doctor’s certificate when they rejoin the shoot. He was reminded on a group on July 19 via message as he had not replied to our calls a couple of times. He went for a test on July 20 and we were shocked to hear about the news of his demise when we called on July 21. We are in touch with a family member and are doing the needful.”
He further added, “We know we are in a very challenging situation and so we have consulted the best of doctors. We have done swab tests of more than 70 people including actors, technicians, workers, studio staff and suppliers. A few of them have tested positive and they have been quarantined. We are following the government guidelines.”
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