Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee has tested positive for COVID-19 and has now put himself under self-quarantine at his home, his team which released a statement. Bajpayee was shooting for Ronnie Screwvala's OTT film, Despatch, which is halted for now.
Earlier, the film's director Kanu Behl also tested positive for the virus. The actor's team confirmed the news saying, “Manoj Bajpayee has tested COVID positive after his director was infected with it. The shoot has stopped and will resume in couple of months. Manoj Bajpayee is on medication and recovering well. He is in self-quarantine at home and following all precautions.”
The 52-year-old began shooting for Despatch on February 6. He shared a photo of himself from the sets in which a clapper board can also be seen. He wrote, "Back to where it feels like home #Despatch commences shoot (sic)."