Akshay Kumar will not participate in the Cannes Film Festival after contracting Covid again

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Akshay Kumar will not be able to attend the Cannes Film Festival after the Indian actor tested positive for Covid-19.

the Air Transport The star revealed on his social media on Saturday that he had contracted the virus for the second time and would not be able to travel to France to represent his native country at the event, which begins on Tuesday.

India is the country of honor of the Marche Du Films, the commercial aspect of the festival and one of the main film markets in the world.

Indian celebrities such as Kumar, Shekhar Kapur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pooja Hegde and AR Rahman have been invited by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur to be part of the Cannes Film Market. Kumar was scheduled to appear on the red carpet on the opening day of the festival.

“I was really looking forward to rooting for our cinema at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but unfortunately tested positive for Covid,” the actor wrote on Twitter. @ianuragthakur. I’m really going to miss being here.”

The actor was hospitalized as a precaution. He had previously tested positive for the virus in April 2021.

Kumar’s highly anticipated historical drama Prithviraj will be out next month. The film is based on the 12th century epic poem Prithviraj Raso, about the life of Rajput King Prithviraj Chauhan. Kumar plays the lead role.

The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manushi Chhillar and Manav Vij. It explores the clashes between Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori, a ruler of the Ghurid dynasty. The film suffered several production setbacks due to the pandemic. It started in November 2019 and, after a series of delays, ended in February 2021.

It is slated for a June 3 release in India.

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