Actor Sonu Sood is the latest Bollywood celebrity to have contracted coronavirus. He is currently in home isolation in the city of Mumbai.
Sonu, who helped thousands of migrant workers stranded by the Covid-19 lockdown in Mumbai return home last year, took to Instagram on Saturday to inform his fans that he has tested positive for Covid.
"Covid-positive. Mood and spirit -- super positive. Hi every, this is to inform you that I have tested positive this morning for Covid-19," the 47-year-old wrote.
"As a part of precautions, I have already quarantined myself and taking utmost care. But don't worry this gives me ample time to solve your problems. Remember I am always there for you all."
Though he started his acting career in regional language films in southern India in 1999, Sonu began starring in Hindi films in 2002. He earned accolades for his role in Mani Ratnam's Yuva in 2004 and in Aashiq Banaya Aapne a year later.
In 2010, the former model played the lead villain in Abhinav Kashyap's blockbuster Dabangg, co-starring with superstar Salman Khan. He also owns a production house.
A number of Bollywood celebrities, right from singer Kanika Kapoor to actors Aamir Khan, Sunny Deol, Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek, have been tested positive for the deadly virus since the pandemic broke out in March last year.
Luckily, all of them have recovered from Covid.