Actor Manoj Bajpayee on Friday tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is currently under home quarantine, his spokesperson said
The 51-year-old actor, who had commenced shooting for Kanu Behl-directed "Despatch" last month, was diagnosed with Covid-19 after the director got infected with it.
The shoot of "Despatch" has been put on hold and will resume in a couple of months.
"Manoj Bajpayee was shooting for 'Despatch' film which is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and has tested Covid positive after his director got infected with it.
"Manoj Bajpayee is on medication and recovering well. He is in self-quarantine at home and following all precautions," the actor's spokesperson said in a statement.
The investigative thriller that unfolds in the world of crime journalism, will see Bajpayee essay a character who finds himself sucked into the murky underbelly of business and crime.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 14,317 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day spike this year, which took its caseload to 22,66,374.