Film critic Rajeev Masand hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19

Celebrities took to social media to wish him speedy recovery

rajeev-masand-insta Film critic Rajeev Masand | via Instagram/@rajeevmasand

Film critic Rajeev Masand has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19, according to reports.

Amid unconfirmed reports that his condition is critical, Bollywood celebrities like Suniel Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Dia Mirza wished him a speedy recovery. Masand was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital.

“Praying hard. Get better soon and see this message and know that you are so loved,” Dia Mirza tweeted.

In January, Masand joined Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar’s Dharma Cornerstone Agency as its COO. Masand has had an illustrious career spanning over two decades as a journalist and film critic. He has presented television shows such as Now Showing, Masand’s Verdict and To Catch a Star.  He was awarded ‘Best Entertainment Critic’ by the National Television (NT) Awards, in 2008, 2010 and 2011. 

Masand was also in the news last year when the Mumbai police interrogated him, along with several other Bollywood personalities, in the case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.