Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam superstar Mammootty tested Covid-19 positive on Sunday and is currently under home quarantine. The 70-year-old actor said he contracted the virus despite taking precautions but was feeling "fine".
The versatile actor, who was reportedly shooting for his upcoming film "CBI 5" when he tested positive, took to Twitter to update his fans about his health.
"Despite taking all the necessary precautions I have tested Covid Positive yesterday. Besides a light fever, I am otherwise fine. I am self-isolating at home as per the directions of the concerned authorities," Mammootty wrote.
"I wish for all of you to stay safe. Mask at all times and take care," he added.
In view of this development, the shooting of his movie franchise 'CBI 5' directed by K. Madhu has been suspended.
The veteran actor was last seen in the political drama "One" and has a packed slate of films lined up for release, including gangster drama "Bheeshma Parvam", crime thriller "Puzhu" and "Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam", directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery of "Jallikattu" fame.
Mammootty played the lead role of Sethuraman Iyer in 'CBI 5'. The film has an impressive star cast comprising, among others, Mukesh and Jagathy Sreekumar.