Kumar, one of Bollywood’s most profitable actors and star of dozens of popular films, tweeted on Monday that he was hospitalized “as a precautionary measure under medical advice”.
He confirmed his positive results the day before, saying he had “isolated” himself immediately, asking that he had come in contact to do the test.
He joined several Indian stars in recent weeks to test positive for the virus, with coronovirus infections growing in the country.
Bollywood director and Oscar-nominated producer Aamir Khan confirmed last month that he had contracted the virus, and actor Ranbir Kapoor has also tested positive.
Kapoor is the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh and grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. Her mother confirmed her test on March 9, telling fans that she is “on medication and recovering well. She is in self-quarantine at home and is following all precautions.”
Last week, Kapoor’s girlfriend Alia Bhatt announced in an Instagram story that she had also tested positive. On Monday, she posted a photo on Instagram “once a day,” capturing the message from her fans and fellow actors, correcting them with the caption.
The transition to the country is at a reappearance level during that initial wave, forcing the night curfew to be imposed in the capital New Delhi and its adjoining area on Tuesday.
Other well-known names that have tested positive in recent weeks include South Indian actors R Madhavan and Vicky Kaushal, whose work includes Netflix films “Love Per Square Foot” and “Stories of Lust”.
India’s Hindi film industry, known as Bollywood, is located in Mumbai, the economic capital of the western Maharashtra state, which has contributed to more than half of the new Kovid cases reported in the country. Weekend lockdown and night curfew have been implemented in the state.
According to official figures, 96,982 new cases were reported in India on Tuesday, which is more than 12.6 million total cases since the epidemic.