Rupali Ganguly celebrates birthday in quarantine after testing Covid-19 positive; Anupamaa producer Rajan Shahi and co-stars send warm wishes


Rupali Ganguly, who tested positive for Coronavirus recently is celebrating her birthday today, albeit a little desolately. The actor had big plans to celebrate her birthday in Alibaug and had scheduled her holiday for three days but all went kaput because of Covid-19. However, the infection has not dampened her spirit and told a leading daily, “That I will never let go, even Covid can’t get that out. I am feeling the effects now. Taste ka gad bad ho raha hai. Zabaan thodi si bhari lag rahi hai.”

Rupali further revealed how she wanted to celebrate her birthday and said, “It’s going to be heartbreaking! I am a very family oriented person. I don’t have friends, I have my family who are like my friends. Last birthday I was on a zoom call with my family, saying ‘Next year we’ll celebrate’. This year we had a nice bungalow booked in Alibag. We were all gonna go there. Ab toh pati aur bacha bhi nahin honge paas, akele baith ke zoom call pe katoongi cake. Aisa birthday, yeh yaadgar rahega. I have to throw a party for my unit (soon).”


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Talking about how it is pointless to fret about how several TV actors got Covid-19, she said, “We can only think ‘We got it from there’. It’s definitely not from my sets, because my set is a fortress. The way Rajan (Shahi; producer of her show) takes care of his people... there are regular check-ups, four to five times a day. Constant (provision of) kadha is there. Zara sa bhi kisi ko bhi lage ki tabiyat kharab hai toh they are sent home. I was more worried about the unit, my family and all that was in my head. Plus set pe nahin jaana itne din tak. Kaise hoga, kya hoga. Beech mein se gayab karna hoga (story track mein). I was feeling very guilty. I know exactly where I got it from. I know how I have been so careless about this.”


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She further said, “The fear is always there. Complacency ke liye zara bhi no space. Hum log entertainers hain aur humara kaam hai entertain karte rehna. Main toh yahi kehti hoon Rajan ko ki humare show ko kisi ki badi buri nazar lag gayi hai. We were trying to make a bank agar god forbid koi situation ho, so that the show doesn’t suffer. Yeh bas hona tha, ab kya karein…Corona is a thing that it’s not about if you’ll get it; it’s about when you’ll get it. Yeh hona toh hum sabko hai, kahi na kahi. Thankfully the strain right now is not that mortal. It’s blessed we are getting it now. Mai toh kehti hun Maa corona devi ka ashirwad hain meri immunity teen maheena tak kamaal rahegi!”

Rupali is staying away from her family at her farmhouse with her dog as her sole company, her co-stars from Anupamaa, Producer Rajan Shahi, Alpana Buch, have come out on social media, wishing their star actor a very happy birthday. Check out their posts below:


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(Source: Instagram/Hindustan Times)