The other day, Adarsh Balakrishna tweeted that he had been replaced in his current film by the makers, despite telling them that he and his family were down with COVID-19. The actor wrote that he was not even informed about the development. Without naming the film, he tweeted, “The insecurities an actor lives through are beyond measure. But hey, such is life.”
His tweet apparently did some good. When we reached out to the actor, Adarsh said the filmmakers had taken him back. “They called me back,” he said, but continued to decline to name the film. “I don’t want to take their names, but I am glad that I am back in the project, and shall soon commence shooting for the film,” he said. Asked whether his tweet was the reason for being taken back, he said, “Perhaps.”
Adarsh’s parents and wife are all battling the Novel Coronavirus, though the actor himself tested negative a couple of days ago. “Except my infant son, all tested positive. It’s an awful situation,” says Adarsh, adding that challenging times are a test of character.
“Dealing with such family crises is very challenging, and needs a lot of mental strength. The only way I gain strength is through hope. My parents are hospitalised and we can’t go and see them, but I am hoping my family recovers quickly and gets back to normal,” he shared.