Varun Dhawan, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has urged people to be 'extra careful' amid the pandemic and said he could have taken more precautions to safeguard himself against the disease.
The actor tested positive for COVID-19 alongside his Jug Jugg Jeeyo co-stars Neetu Kapoor and Maniesh Paul and Director Raj Mehta while they shooting for the film in Chandigarh.
Dhawan, 33, addressed his diagnosis for the first time in an Instagram post.
'So as I returned to work in the pandemic era I have contracted #covid_19. All precautions were taken by the production but still nothing is certain in life especially not COVID-19. So please be extra careful I believe I could have been more careful,' he posted.
Varun, who will next be seen in the remake of the 1995 hit Coolie No 1, said he is grateful to well-wishers for their unending love.
'I see the get well soon messages and my spirits are high taking each day at a time. Thank you,' Dhawan added.
While Varun and Mehta decided to stay back in Chandigarh, Neetu Kapoor was flown to Mumbai by an air ambulance, arranged by her son Ranbir Kapoor.
Anil Kapoor, who also stars in the film, clarified on Twitter that he had not tested positive for COVID-19.