The actress was rehearsing for a play in London, England, when she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus update: Game Of Thrones actress Indira Varma tests positive
Mumbai - 19 Mar 2020 15:00 IST
Updated : 18:25 IST
Game Of Thrones actress Indira Varma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's co-star in Bride & Prejudice (2004), has confirmed that she has tested positive for the coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
The actress is the second person from the famed Game Of Thrones series to test positive for the virus which has caused a global pandemic. The news comes days after her former co-star, Kristofer Hivju, confirmed testing positive with the infection.
Varma was rehearsing at London's West End for Anton Chekhov's play, The Seagull, alongside another Game of Thrones alumna, Emilia Clarke, among others.
"I'm in bed with it and it's not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people," the actress wrote on her Instagram page.
So sad our and so many other shows around the world have gone dark affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be back soon and urge you all (and the govt) to support us when we do. Phoenix/ Seagull rising from the ashes. I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people.❤️💜❤️
The actress, a frequent collaborator with Gurinder Chadha, was last seen on Indian screens in Bride & Prejudice (2004), but reached fame with the HBO production, Game Of Thrones.
Varma, who had made her cinema debut with Mira Nair's Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997), is the latest in a line of international celebrities which includes Tom Hanks and Idris Elba, who have tested positive for the virus causing a global pandemic. Incidentally, she played Elba's estranged wife Zoe on the BBC series Luther in 2010.