Mumbai, May 15: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time due to which he won’t be able to attend the Cannes Film Festival 2022.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Akshay informed about his health condition and said, “Was really looking forward to rooting for our cinema at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but have sadly tested positive for Covid.”
Expressing his disappointment on not being able to attend the festival, Akshay further wrote, “Will rest it out. Loads of best wishes to you and your entire team, @ianuragthakur. Will really miss being there.”
Akshay was scheduled to walk the red carpet on the opening day of the 75th Cannes Film Festival as part of the Indian contingent along with music maestro A R Rahman, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and actress Pooja Hegde.
This is the second time in over a year that Akshay Kumar has been diagnosed with the virus. Earlier, in April 2021, he shared that he tested positive for the virus.