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Covid Cases Reported From The Sets Of OMG 2, Ujjain Schedule With Akshay May Be Postponed 



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There are  conflicting reports  emerging from  the sets  of   Amit Rai’s OMG2, the  sequel to the controversial  2013  film OMG. While one report  stated that  7 members of the crew were tested  Covid positive,  the  film’s producer hastened to  clarify that  it  was only 3 members  of the crew who tested positive.

Exactly how  the  reduced  number helps to diminish the risk of  infection is   not clear.

To get  to  the  bottom of  the issue  I  spoke to a member  of  the  film’s cast who  on condition  of  anonymity  told me, “It’s true  only 3  not 7 members  of the crew have tested positive. Shooting as been called off for now. But   we all leave for Ujjain in the next  ten days.”

 This source  also adds that the Ujjain schedule may be  called  off. “Akshay Kumar is  supposed to join us for  that schedule. Film’s lead  players  Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam  are safe for now. So is  the  director. But we are told Akshay  may decide  to not  shoot  until the  entire cast  and crew are tested negative after they  go through  their mandatory period  of  quarantine.”

With one major  film crew  reporting multiple  Covid cases  it is  time for  film shootings in Bollywood to do  some serious re-thinking on safety measures  during the  shooting and if they are  being followed.

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