The actor, who was last seen in the Tamil film Soorarai Pottru, took to Twitter to tells fans not to be filled with fear and allow life to come to a standstill.
Coronavirus update: Suriya tests positive for COVID-19, says he's undergoing treatment
Chennai - 08 Feb 2021 12:02 IST
Updated : 12:05 IST
Tamil actor Suriya on Sunday took to Twitter to reveal that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. He said that he was currently undergoing treatment and was feeling better.
The tweet, translated from the Tamil, reads, “I am undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and am better now. Let us all realize that life hasn’t returned to normal yet. We also cannot be filled with fear and let life come to a standstill. We still need to be careful and safe. Lots of love and gratitude to the dedicated doctors and medical staff standing by my side.”
’கொரோனா’ பாதிப்பு ஏற்பட்டு, சிகிச்சை பெற்று நலமுடன் இருக்கிறேன். வாழ்க்கை இன்னும் இயல்பு நிலைக்கு திரும்பவில்லை என்பதை அனைவரும் உணர்வோம். அச்சத்துடன் முடங்கிவிட முடியாது. அதேநேரம் பாதுகாப்பும், கவனமும் அவசியம். அர்ப்பணிப்புடன் துணைநிற்கும் மருத்துவர்களுக்கு அன்பும், நன்றிகளும்.— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) February 7, 2021
On the career front, Suriya has multiple projects in the pipeline. He was recently seen in the Tamil biographical drama, Soorarai Pottru, which was premiered on Amazon Prime directly. The film was based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath of Air Deccan, a low-cost airline.
Suriya recently completed shooting for upcoming Netflix original film Navarasa. This project marks the actor’s reunion with director Gautham Menon after many years. They had previously worked together in Tamil films Kaakha Kaakha (2003) and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008).
Navarasa is a joint venture between Netflix India and filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who is bankrolling the project along with filmmaker Jayendra. The film will feature nine shorts directed by nine filmmakers on the theme of the nine ‘rasas’. The project marks the digital debut of Suriya and Vijay Sethupathi.
Suriya also has a film each with filmmakers Vetrimaaran and Siva. While Vetrimaaran’s film will be based on the book Vaadivasaal by CS Chellappa, Siva’s film is expected to be a rural action epic.