A month, post the resumption of the shoot of the TV show Bhakharwadi, a member from the crew died of COVID-19 last week. Reportedly, a few other staff members had tested positive for coronavirus and the show’s shoot was halted till July 26.
The creator of the show JD Majethia speaking to Mumbai Mirror in an online interview said—
A sad incident took place on the sets of Bhakharwadi. A tailor from our crew complained of weakness on July 11. The doctor gave him medicine for cold and weakness. He worked on July 12 and the next day he asked for a leave as he wanted to go home. As a rule of our production house, we keep in regular contact with people who are unwell. We also ask them to produce a doctor’s certificate when they rejoin the shoot. He was reminded on a group on July 19 via message as he had not replied to our calls a couple of times. He went for a test on July 20 and we were shocked to hear about the news of his demise when we called on July 21. We are in touch with a family member and are doing the needful.
According to a report by Amar Ujala, the deceased crew member’s name is Abdul. Majethia also confirmed to the publication that all the crew members have been provided with an insurance cover. The publication also quoted Majethia saying that “The insurance money will reach Abdul’s family soon, we are in touch with his nephew.”
May his soul rest in peace.