Exclusive: Sanjay Dutt's Buddy and Producer Rahul Mittra Has COVID-19; Wife & Son Too Infected

Cruel fate strikes often when most unexpected. Just when Sanjay Dutt’s close friend and the Dutt-Nargis Fakhri-Rahul Dev starrer ‘Torbaaz’ producer was smiling from ear to ear as he had shifted into a nice plush house in Vasant Vihar, Delhi, he finds himself down with COVID-19. Not only him, but his wife and son Reshul (22) too have tested positive.

The four of them have isolated themselves in separate rooms and their young daughter Sara (17) has been left to manage almost everything else, except cooking. “Thankfully, we have a cook. Else we would have been in a bigger mess. There’s so much work yet to be done in putting things in the right places in this new house and three of us suddenly find ourselves so helpless,” Rahul tells ETimes.

Rahul, who has also produced the ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster’ series, ‘Sarkar 3’, ‘Revolver Rani’ and ‘Bullet Raja’, says that it all began when his wife, first tested positive about a week ago. “Four days after her, my son and I tested positive.” Had they gone out somewhere that brought the Coronavirus into the house? “Well, nobody can trace this virus from where it comes to you. But let me tell you that it hasn’t been very kind to us. We are not asymptomatic- cough, cold and fever, we are having it all. Until yesterday, I was barely able to talk because of the cough being persistent.”

Producer Rahul Mittra misses his pet dogs while he stays in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19

Rahul also says that they are missing their pet dogs. “We can barely wave out to them for a few seconds in a day from the outlet that we have in our loos (See vide above). On the other hand, we talk to our daughter from our respective mobile but that too, for just a bit. We can’t talk for long as it exhausts us. COVID-19 when it comes with symptoms is not easy. We are grateful to God that we don’t have any co-morbidities.”

ETimes wishes the Mittra family a speedy recovery.