Filmmaker and Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association president Ashoke Pandit and singer Sona Mohapatra has slammed singer Kanika Kapoor for “being irresponsible” and putting scores of other people at risk of contracting coronavirus.
Kanika confirmed on Friday that she has tested positive for the virus.
Ashoke claimed that Kanika not only hid her travel history from the airport officials but also went to a party with nearly a hundred people in attendance. “Shame on U @TheKanikakapoor for being irresponsible by hiding ur details from the authorities, after U returned from #London & joining a party at a 5 star hotel, coming into contact with nearly 100 ppl. Now that U hv tested #CoronaVirus +ve, U hv put others’ life also in danger,” he wrote on Twitter.
Sona Mohpatra retweeted a news report that had the headline- “The Coronavirus will explode because India is full of irresponsible idiots who ask everything from the government but do nothing in return.”
Giving Kanika’s example, infuriated Sona wrote, “Case in point, #KanikaKapoor hid her travel history after landing in #India (goddess knows how),attended events in Lucknow,Mumbai,went partying while staying in a 5 star& has the virus!So all of U giving me gyan about how ‘simplistic’ PM’s speech was,was it really?#WeThePeople”.
Kanika on Friday announced on social media that she has tested positive for COVID-19. “For the past 4 days I have had signs of flu, I got myself tested and it came positive for Covid-19. My family and I are in complete quarantine now and following medical advice on how to move forward,” said Kapoor in the post.
“I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10 days ago when I came back home, the symptoms have developed only 4 days ago. At this stage I would like to urge you all to practice self isolation and get tested if you have the signs,” wrote Kapoor on Instagram.
Kanika Kapoor attended three parties in Uttar Pradesh- one in Kanpur and two in Lucknow. Hence, the concern of spread that might have happened is creating panic on social media.
Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, her son BJP MP Dushyant Singh and a couple of other political leaders have gone into self-quarantine after attending a party with Kanika. Neha Kakkar, Sunil Grover, Sussanne Khan and others wish Kanika Kapoor a speedy recovery.