The unit of the popular show Bhakarwadi suffered a severe blow when Abdul Ansari, who served as a tailor in the crew, passed away due to COVID-19 on July 21.

Producer JD Majethia says that as soon as Ansari, 38, was diagnosed with the virus, the cast and crew was screened. Eight members subsequently tested positive. The producer, who is unable to come to terms with the loss of the unit hand, says, “We had been adopting all safety measures, so it came as a shock to the entire team.”

The unit resumed the shoot of the comedy on July 25, four days after Ansari’s demise.

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