Anupam, Shabana Self-Isolate After Returning from Abroad

Anupam returned from New York where he was shooting for ‘New Amsterdam’.

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Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi have chosen to self-quarantine amid coronavirus fears.

Anupam Kher recently returned to India from New York after the production of his TV show New Amsterdam was put on hold over coronavirus fears. The actor said he has chosen to self-quarantine despite not showing symptoms of COVID-19. “I have just landed. I was tested at the airport and I was given a clean chit. But on my own I will be staying at home. I've to go on self-isolation. We must,” he told PTI on Friday, 20 March.

Anupam shared a video of a near-deserted airport, saying he was impressed with the precationary measures that the authorities were implementing.

“Whether you are a known person or an unknown person, there is complete strictness. You can be Anupam Kher, but at home. I just landed here and the cleanliness, strictness and arrangements are so amazing. I’m so proud of the way people are following the rules and regulations,” he says in the clip.

Anupam's New Amsterdam co-star Daniel Dae Kim announced on Monday, 20 March, that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor shared the news in an Instagram video, saying he's been quarantined in him home in Hawaii since last Sunday. Anupam said he had “no idea” about his co-star. “I had no work with him,” he added. “The show is episodic. It was for 22 episodes but this time the 19th one is the final episode as everything is shut so we didn't shoot,” he explained.

Anupam also said that celebrities must set an example during this global health crisis. PTI reported him as saying,

“It is time that celebrities behave responsibly because they are role models if they will do that and the world will follow them. You have to do that it is important. It is not only important for your personal health but it also shows you are a responsible citizen of the country.”
Anupam Kher, Actor

Meanwhile, Shabana Azmi, who returned from Budapest, took to Twitter on Thursday and said she is under self-isolation.

“I have returned from Budapest on March 15 and I am practicing self-isolation till March 30,” she tweeted.

(With inputs from PTI)

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