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BJP MP and actor Sunny Deol tests COVID-19 positive in Himachal Pradesh


SHIMLA: BJP MP and actor Sunny Deol on Wednesday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and appealed to those who have come in close contact with him to test themselves for the infection.

He also said that he has isolated himself after his COVID-19 test results came out positive.

"I have tested positive for coronavirus. I appeal to the people who came in contact with me recently to isolate themselves and go for the COVID test," Deol tweeted in Hindi.

Earlier, Himachal Pradesh health secretary Amitabh Awasthi had on Tuesday revealed that the actor was planning to leave for Mumbai but his COVID-19 test result came out positive.

The 64-year-old actor had recently undergone a shoulder surgery at Mumbai and was recuperating at a farmhouse near Manali.

"Sunny Deol got tested himself for COVID-19 yesterday in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, before coming back to Mumbai. He has been tested positive but is asymptomatic and feeling absolutely alright," Deol's spokesperson told PTI.

The actor is under home quarantine in Manali till he recovers completely.

 "He is following all the instructions given by the authorities and taking necessary precautions," the spokesperson added.

On the work front, Deol will next be seen in the sequel to his 2007 family-drama "Apne".

The sequel will see three generations of the Deol family working together on screen for the first time as it stars legendary actor Dharmendra, his actor sons Sunny and Bobby Deol, and grandson Karan Deol.

Directed by Anil Sharma, the second instalment of the film will be produced by Deepak Mukut.

The film will go on floors in March 2021 and will release around Diwali 2021.