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Ever since the pandemic was declared in 2020, the nation has been severely hit by COVID-19 and despite the authorities and citizens taking every precautionary measure to break the chain of this virus, it has proved to be deadly. With an increase in cases every single day, it has scared everyone to death. As everyone has resumed their professional commitments post-lockdown and are travelling for work, the risk has become severe. B-town celebs too, are affected by the virus and latest ones were Jug Jugg Jeeyo co-stars, Neetu Kapoor and Varun Dhawan. (Also Read: Mohammad Azharuddin's Ex-Wife, Sangeeta Bijlani Wishes His Son Asad And Wife Anam On 1st Anniversary)
It was in November when Neetu Kapoor along with the cast of Jug Jugg Jeeyo including Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Varun Dhawan and Prajakta Koli had headed off to Chandigarh for the shoot of the film. Confirming that she tested positive for COVID-19, Mrs Kapoor had released a statement, “Earlier this week I tested positive for Covid- 19. All safety measures are being followed and I am thankful to the authorities for all their help and quick response. I am in self-quarantine, taking medication on my doctor’s advice and feeling better. I am so grateful for all your love and support! Please stay safe, wear a mask, keep safe distance. Take care.”
Randhir Kapoor, in an interview with ETimes, updated about Neetu Kapoor’s health and was quoted as saying, "Neetu has quarantined herself at home. Having said that, she is asymptomatic and recovering well." Now, Neetu Kapoor’s daughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni confirmed that her mother finally tested negative, a week after testing positive for COVID-19. In an Instagram post, Riddhima shared the good news and wrote, “Thank you for all your good wishes & prayers - My mother has tested Covid negative today @neetu54.” Riddhima posted a happy selfie with her mother along with the note.
Jug Jugg Jeeyo is Neetu Kapoor’s first project post the demise of her husband, Rishi Kapoor and she was nervous about embarking on this journey. Revealing the same, Neetu Kapoor had captioned a picture with the cast of Jug Jugg Jeeyo as “My first flight, in these scary times!! Nervousss for this journey!! While Kapoor Sahab, you aren’t here holding my hand, I know you are with me .. #RnR thank you for encouraging me to do this… #jugjuggjeeyo P.S. - We are all Covid tested and safe, hence removed mask while taking picture.” (Also Read: Archana Puran Singh Shares A Video Of Their Beautiful Memories On Hubby, Parmeet Sethi's Birthday)
On the first day of the shoot, Neetu Kapoor had remembered late husband, Rishi Kapoor as she shared a picture of herself, getting ready in the make-up room. Neetu had written, “Back on set after so many years. To new beginnings and the magic of the movies. I feel YOUR love and presence. From mom, to Kapoor Sahab, to Ranbir always being with me .. now I find myself all by myself, feeling a little scared, but I know you are always with me.” Riddhima had commented, “Wish you all the best. You will slip into it like a duck takes to water.” Riddhima had also posted an IG story, on which she had written, “First day of shoot! All the best, ma. Bring back the magic!”
Neetu Kapoor’s co-star, Anil Kapoor too, showered love on her and called her Mrs James. Expressing how excited he is to work with her and the faith he has in her that she’ll take the screen by storm again, Anil had tweeted, “So happy to have you back on set Mrs James! We all are here for you and have full faith that you’ll take the screen by storm again! I’m super excited to be a part of the Jug Jugg Jeeyo journey with you!” (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt's Daughter Trishala Dutt Reacts To Her Father's Drug Addiction In Past, Pens A Long Note)
We wish health and happiness for Neetu Kapoor!