The shoot of Ekta Kapoor's Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 came to an abrupt halt when the lead actor Parth Samthaan aka Anurag Basu tested positive for COVID-19 on July 12. Soon after, the cast and crew members were requested to get themselves tested. Fortunately, their test reports came out negative. Now, days later, the makers are said to be gearing up once again to resume shoot after a short break. According to a leading daily's report, the team of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 can't delay the shoot anymore as a constant flow of new episodes needs to be maintained. Hence, a source close to the show said that Karan Patel aka Mr. Bajaj and Pooja Banerjee aka Nivedita will to return to sets today. Erica Fernandes, the lead actress will also shoot for the show, but all by herself.
"The makers can’t delay the shoot any further as they need a constant flow of fresh episodes. Karan Patel and Pooja Banerjee, who portrays Nivedita Basu, will be among the first actors to resume work from today," the source said.
As per the report, Aamna Sharif, who plays Komolika, will be joining after a week. The actress was tested negative for Coronavirus but one of her staff members was found positive. As a measure to keep others safe and protected, Aamna will come in later and then spearhead the upcoming track with Pooja.
Talking about Parth, the source told that he is on the path to recovery and the makers are ensuring he gets the best care. In order to cover up for his absence, the writers have reportedly tweaked the story. "The makers are taking care of all his medical needs and ensuring he receives the best care. There is a doctor on call 24x7 instructing him on the path to recovery. Meanwhile, the writers have tweaked the storyline and sent Anurag out of the city on work," the source told.
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"Parth will be tested again on July 26. Until then, the portions he had already shot will be used in the upcoming episodes. But he is unlikely to resume before August," the source added.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)