Telugu actor Ram Charan has tested positive for coronavirus. Charan took to social media to share the diagnosis. Ram Charan tweeted, ‘I have tested positive for Covid-19. No Symptoms and Quarantined at home. Hope to heal soon and come out stronger.’
He further wrote, ‘Request all that have been around me in the past couple of days to get tested. More updates on my recovery soon.’
Ram Charan was shooting for SS Rajamouli’s RRR until December 22. On the same day, he was spotted promoting Sushmita Konidela’s web series Shootout at Alair.
On Christmas Eve, the actor hosted a party for his family members and took to social media to share photos from the occasion. Allu Arjun, Niharika Konidela, Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej, Allu Sirish and Allu Bobby, among others attended the gathering. After Christmas, Ram Charan is said to have visited the sets of his production Acharya, which stars his father Chiranjeevi in the lead role.
Earlier this month, his family members and many industry folks gathered in Udaipur for the wedding festivities of Niharika Konidela and Chaitanya JV.
Last month, Ram Charan’s father and veteran actor Chiranjeevi tweeted that he tested positive. However, he later explained that he was COVID-negative and that his initial test result turned out to be positive due to a ‘faulty PCR-kit.’ He tweeted: ‘A group of doctors did three different tests and concluded that I am COVID negative and that the earlier result was due to a faulty RT PCR kit. My heartfelt thanks for the concern, love shown by all of you during this time. Humbled.’
Ram Charan made his debut in acting with the 2007 Telugu film Chirutha. The actor is best known for starring in several hits like Magadheera, Racha, Naayak, Yevadu, Dhruva, Rangasthalam and Zanjeer. He has also produced films such as Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy and Khaidi No 150. Ram Charan’s next project as an actor is RRR, which is being helmed by Baahubali director SS Rajamouli. The film will also feature Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Jr NTR. RRR is set in the 1920’s and it is a fictitious story based on two legendary freedom fighters – Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem, who fought against the British Raj and the Nizam of Hyderabad, respectively.