It is going to be a week since the nation-wide lockdown and the government ordered complete isolation to the people who have a travel history to avoid spreading of the virus. The government issued a quarantine sticker at actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Haasan’s Eldams Road residence in Chennai. The sticker states that the persons in the Eldams Road property need to be quarantined from March 10 until April 2.
Later after an hour, the sticker was removed by authorities. A statement issued by Kamal Haasan on Twitter, however, denied reports about he being quarantined. “Based on the notice stuck outside my house, news has been spread saying that I have been quarantined. But, most of you already know that I have not been living there for the past few years and the Makkal Needhi Maiam party office has been functioning from there. So, the news that I have been quarantined is not true,” his official statement read, which was posted on the social media.
He also added, “As a precautionary measure, I have undertaken social distancing as I requested the public too. I would again reemphasize all of us to undertake social distancing as a precautionary measure. I also request all news agencies to verify news before breaking it so that fake news does not get spread.”
The commissioner of Chennai also cleared the air and stated that they pasted quarantine sticker at Kamal’s residence because of his former partner Gautami’s travel history and as this was the address provided in her passport.
On the professional front, Kamal Hassan is currently working with Kajal Aggarwal in Indian 2 helmed by S. Shankar and bankrolled by Subaskaran’s Lyca Productions. The shooting of the film was underway until recently, but now has gotten postponed due to Coronavirus.