SS Rajamouli, family test positive for coronavirus; filmmaker says all of them are in home quarantine
The director, best known for the 'Baahubali' series, said they got tested after they developed mild fever recently, which subsided by itself.
Hyderabad: Filmmaker SS Rajamouli on Wednesday said he and his family members have tested positive for coronavirus and are currently quarantined at home.
The director, best known for his epic fantasy hit "Baahubali" series, said they got tested after they developed mild fever recently, which subsided by itself.
"My family members and I developed a slight fever few days ago. It subsided by itself but we got tested nevertheless. The result has shown a mild COVID positive today. We have home quarantined as prescribed by the doctors (sic)" he said.
My family members and I developed a slight fever few days ago. It subsided by itself but we got tested nevertheless. The result has shown a mild COVID positive today. We have home quarantined as prescribed by the doctors.
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) July 29, 2020
In a subsequent tweet, Rajamouli said he and his kin are asymptomatic and "feeling better". They are, however, following all the precautions and instructions.
"Just waiting to develop antibodies so that we can donate our plasma," he added.
Before the coronavirus -induced nationwide lockdown was announced in March, the filmmaker was working on his upcoming period action drama "Rise Roar Revolt".
The Telugu film, featuring top stars Ram Charan and NTR Jr in the lead, is a fictional tale based on the lives of two freedom fighters in early 20th century.
Andhra Pradesh witnessed its worst single day spike of coronavirus on Wednesday, 10,000 plus cases, as the other southern states, including Tamil Nadu and Karnataka also reported high daily numbers, although they saw a dip in the infections.
The cumulative tally of southern states -- AP, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry was 24,855 on Wednesday.
"If I want people to watch my movies, I want to offer them an experience, of a kingdom (Baahubali), something underwater (The Ghazi Attack), or a jungle (Haathi Mere Saathi)," says Rana Daggubati.
With the fresh cases, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,33,16,755, while the toll has climbed to 4,43,497, according to the data updated at 8 am
The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 2.46 percent. It has been less than three percent for the last 19 days