Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Movie shoot halted after Meher Vij tests COVID-19 positive


Swara Bhasker took to her social media platforms to share that her upcoming film Jahaan Chaar Yaar’s shoot, which was being done in Goa got suspended for the time being after one of her co-stars of the film, Meher Vij tested positive for the Coronaviru­s.

“I was shooting in Goa for ‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar’ where co-actor Meher Vij tested positive for COVID-19. Our producer Vinod Bachchan did the responsibl­e thing by suspending the shoot, quarantini­ng the crew and having everyone tested. We hope to resume shooting soon! Get well soon Meher,” she tweeted.

After Vij tested positive for the virus and looking at the present situation with the country witnessing record-high numbers of infection, the film’s team decided to postpone the film’s shoot altogether.

Producer Vinod Bachchan said, “Meher Vij showed symptoms of COVID19 on day two of the shoot in Goa. We immediatel­y took action considerin­g the rising cases. The shoot was suspended and the entire team was quarantine­d to their rooms and everyone was tested. Fortunatel­y,

Swara Bhasker informed that ‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar’s’ shoot in Goa has been suspended

the entire cast and crew, except for Meher Vij, have tested negative. However looking at the current scenario of the pandemic and rising cases, we have decided to postpone the shoot.”

‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar’, touted as an empowering tale of womanhood and friendship went on floors in March when Swara and cast members including Shikha Talsania, Meher Vij and Pooja Chopra started shooting for the film in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.

‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar’, helmed by Kamal Pandey, follows the story of four friends trapped in a rut of hapless monotony. With grown-up kids and distant husbands, their middle-class lives have nothing to look forward to until a chance vacation in Goa.

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