National award-winning film director Kaushik Ganguly on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in home isolation. Ganguly had recently gone to Bolpur for outdoor shooting for his new project "Kabaddi Kabaddi" and had returned to Kolkata two days back. The team of his film had returned from Bolpur on April 24. Reportedly, Ritwick Chakraborty, who plays one of the male leads, is also suffering from fever and awaits his test report.
"It caught up with me. In spite of taking all precautions while shooting, Ive tested positive with mild symptoms," the Nagarkirtan director Tweeted.
"Currently in home isolation under Dr. Rajib Seal. Requesting those who came in touch with me in the last 7 days to get themselves tested. Humanity will win," he said.
The friends and followers of the 52-year-old filmmaker wished him a speedy recovery.
The director is known for acclaimed films in Bengali cinema such as "Shabdo", "Jyeshthoputro", "Chotoder Chobi", "Cinemawala" and "Bisorjon" among others.
He had recently completed shooting for his first Hindi work "Manohar Pandey". The movie will be based in the North of Bengal an did is talks about extramarital affair of a middle-aged couple in the middle of a worldwide plague that leads to an eternal togetherness.
In past one week, Bengali film hero Jeet, actors Rwitobroto Mukherjee, Subhasree Ganguly and Parno Mittra, were diagnosed with COVID-19 and all are in home isolation.
(With Inputs from PTI)