Kolkata: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for COVID-19. He was admitted to Bellevue Nursing Home in Kolkata. His COVID-19 positive reports arrived on Tuesday (October 6) morning.

Soumitra Chatterjee’s family members confirmed that he had been ill for the past few days, following which a COVID-19 test was advised by a doctor.

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Soumitra Chattopadhyay had resumed shooting a few days ago. Parambrata, another noted Bengali actor completed the shooting of Abhiyan under the direction of Chattopadhyay. Jisshu Sengupta will be seen playing the role of young Soumitra in the film. Soumitra himself plays his older self in the film.

Earlier, another Bengali actress Koel Mallick along with her father, veteran actor Ranjit Mallick, husband Nispal Singh Rane and mother Deepa Mallick contracted the novel coronavirus in July. All four have tested negative for the virus now.

The news of Soumitra Chatterjee testing COVID positive has raised concerns within the Bengali film industry. His fans and colleagues have wished him a speedy recovery.