The shoot of the film OMG 2 starring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam was reported to have been stalled for two weeks
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Earlier this week, there were many reports suggesting that there were seven members of the OMG 2 team who tested positive and that the film shoot has been subsequently stalled due to the infection. However, the makers have something different to say.
The makers of the film OMG 2 starring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam have issued a statement, clarifying the reports suggesting seven crew members testing positive for COVID-19.
Producer Ashwin Varde said that the reports of seven people falling sick due to viral infection is wrong. "3 members of the crew were diagnosed COVID positive 10 days back. Immediately, they were quarantined. As of today, they are well on their way to recovery," he said adding that the BMC officials are also being updated about the health of the crew members. All the other cast and crew members were tested for COVID-19 immediately after they tested positive but the reports have come out negative, he said.
He further said that the team has been following all necessary precautions with regard to COVID-19. "We have a COVID sanitisation unit on set every day, which sanitises the set and does daily checks on every crew member. Every crew member is lab-tested once every few days as per the norms," he said.
There were many media reports suggesting that the film shoot has also been stalled due to the incident. But the producer said that they are continuing the shoot. In fact, they completed their Mumbai schedule and are now heading to Ujjain to complete the next leg of the shoot. The team has, however, postponed the schedule by over a week, giving the crew members an opportunity to recover completely. The next schedule in Ujjain will now begin on October 23. "The 3 crew members will complete their 14-day quarantine on the 17th of October, after which they will be tested again to confirm their negative status. The rest of the crew will also be tested before we leave for Ujjain for the next schedule. In Ujjain too, we have a special COVID monitoring unit on set that will ensure all guidelines and protocols are being followed," he said thanking everyone for their concern.
Earlier, Mid-day had reported that the film was being shot in Mumbai suburbs when at least seven people tested positive for the coronavirus. Many were then said to have tested themselves or either stayed in-home quarantine upon developing the symptoms.