Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, whose historical film Prithviraj is scheduled for a June 3 release, has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time.
In an announcement made on Twitter, Akshay said he would not be able to join the delegation of film personalities that Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur is leading to the Cannes Film Festival.
Akshay Kumar was to walk the Cannes 2022 red carpet alongside music maestro A.R. Rahman, actors R. Madhavan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nayanthara and Tamannaah Bhatia, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi and two-time Grammy winner Ricky Kej, among others.
The star had previously tested Covid-19 positive last year in April. Akshay Kumar then had to be hospitalised, as a precautionary measure, after being in home quarantine.