He was in self-isolation at his farmhouse outside Hyderabad after returning from the by-election campaign in Tirupati.
Telugu actor and politician Pawan Kalyan has tested positive for COVID-19. The star was in self-quarantine since last week along with several close associates after a member of the Janasena Party contracted coronavirus. He was in self-isolation at his farmhouse outside Hyderabad after returning from the by-election campaign in Tirupati.
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Famed Telugu producer Dil Raju, another very close associate of Pawan Kalyan, also tested positive for coronavirus last week. Dil Raju is the producer for Vakeel Saab, Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie.
The actor had undergone a coronavirus test immediately after returning from the poll campaign and the result was negative. The party statement said that as he was having a fever and body ache, he was tested again for COVID. This time the report was positive.
The statement said a cardiologist started treating Pawan Kalyan and he is being given anti-viral medicines. He is also taking medicines to control fever and body pain. The actor's brother, superstar Chiranjeevi is in touch with him.
P Hariprasad, Pawan Kalyan’s political secretary, said his condition is being monitored closely by his personal doctor as well as a team of experts from Apollo Hospital. “There is some flum in his lungs and he is suffering from small bouts of fever. But he is stable,” Hariprasad said in a statement.
Fans and well-wishers started posting messages as soon as the news of his contracting COVID was released.
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu prayed for the full recovery of the star.
Praying for a full and speedy recovery for @pawankalyan Garu. Get well soon!— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) April 16, 2021
BJP national secretary Sunil Deodhar shared a video message hoping that Pawan Kalyan recovers soon.
Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab, which released last week, saw a grand opening on the first day amid the coronavirus restrictions. Vakeel Saab is a remake of the Bollywood hit film Pink. The film hit screens on April 9.
(Edited by : Jerome)
First Published: Apr 16, 2021 6:35 PM IST