- In April 2021, Akshay Kumar had tested COVID positive on Ram Setu shoot
- Akshay was going to attend Cannes 2022 red carpet on the opening day but will now skip it
- Akshay will be seen in Prithviraj next opposite Manushi Chillar and Sanjay Dutt
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, he will be missing out on the Cannes red carpet event, where was going to represent the Indian contingent alongside Pooja Hegde, AR Rahman, Shekhar Kapur and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur.
Akshay shared the news of his COVID positive status on social media writing, “Was really looking forward to rooting for our cinema at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but have sadly tested positive for Covid. Will rest it out. Loads of best wishes to you and your entire team, @ianuragthakur. Will really miss being there (sic).”