Top Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor has tested positive for Covid-19 and Alia Bhatt, a top star in her own right and Ranbir’s rumored girlfriend, has also home-quarantined herself as a precautionary measure.
Ranbir’s mother, Neetu Kapoor, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the news, saying her son has contracted the virus and is under home quarantine.
Neetu had contracted the coronavirus in December last year while shooting for the upcoming film Jug Jugg Jeeyo in Chandigarh.
Ranbir has lately been busy shooting for Ayan Mukerji’s action fantasy film Brahmastra alongside rumored girlfriend Alia. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni and Mouni Roy.
However, it is being speculated that shoot will be temporarily stalled with the lead actor contracting Covid-19.
Ranbir’s next release is Shamshera on June 25. The Karan Malhotra film is an action drama co-starring Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor, and is produced by Yash Raj Films.
Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has also “tested positive for Covid-19… Alia too has quarantined herself since SLB and Ranbir both have tested positive,” a source told indianexpress.com earlier on Tuesday.
Bhansali was shooting with Alia for the film Gangubai Kathiawadi.