18 Crew Members Of Madhuri Dixit-Judged Reality Show ‘Dance Deewane’ Test COVID-19 Positive

Mumbai: As many as 18 crew members of the popular dance reality show “Dance Deewane” judged by Madhuri Dixit Nene have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, The New Indian Express (TNIE) quoted a film industry worker’s union as saying on Tuesday.

However, while confirming that a few members of the third season of the show had contracted the virus, a spokesperson of Colors channel did not disclose the acutal number, the report added.

According to Ashok Dubey, General Secretary, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), 18 members of the show’s crew tested positive before the start of the shoot this week, the report said.

“They have a provision of undergoing COVID-19 test every week before starting the shoot. If someone tests positive, then they are home quarantined and another member replaces them. If the result is negative, only then the shooting starts. Two days ago, 18 unit members tested positive for COVID-19. They were asked to undergo home quarantine and were replaced with others after which the shoot was completed,” Dubey told PTI.

He further said that Dixit and the other judges of the show are “fine”.

The crew members who have tested positive for COVID-19 include set workers, lightmen, camera attendants, assistant directors, assistant art directors, few contestants too, among others, Dubey was quoted as saying.

He added that the show has another shoot planned for April 5, which will go ahead as per the schedule.

The third season of the show, which features Dixit as a judge along with choreographers Tushar Kalia and Dharmesh Yelande, started airing on Colors from February 27.

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