Director Priyadarshan admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19
After a string of celebrities testing positive for the coronavirus, including some well-known Bollywood names, director Priyadarshan has also reportedly been infected. According to reports, Priyadarshan was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai after testing positive for COVID-19. Although little information is available regarding the warden’s condition, reports suggest he is now stable and recovering.
Priyadarshan, who is known for directing some of Bollywood’s most notable films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Hera Pheri, Hungama and many more, has returned to the industry after eight long years. As his 2013 action drama Rangrezz failed to hit the box office, it took a hiatus and then released the second part of the Hungama franchise directly in 2021.
Gaining momentum, the director recently released one of his biggest Marakkar projects: Arabian Sea Lion. The 2021 action-drama film that stars Mohanlal, Sunil Shetty, and Keerthy Suresh, among others, even won a national award. It won the national award for best feature film at the 67th National Film Awards last year in March.
The film hit theaters on December 2 and was subsequently made available on Amazon Prime as well. In a conversation with the Indian Express, Priyadarshan detailed the hard work he put into making Marakkar. He even revealed that the film was ready for release in just 102 days but had to wait over two years due to the ongoing pandemic. “It was such a relief when I saw him on the big screen,” he said.
Earlier, as the daily COVID-19 positivity rate rose late, several celebrities in City B announced they had been infected with the virus. Musician Vishal Dadlani also took to his Instagram account one day ago to share that he had tested positive. From actor John Abraham and his wife to producer Ekta Kapoor and even actress Kubra Sait, many have tested positive so far.
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