The world has been locked in a tough battle against the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled normal day-to-day livelihood for mankind, with governments putting every available resource at their disposal to curb the spread of the infectious virus. As the second COVID-19 wave in India is slowly seeing a decline and the Union government making preparations to combat the third wave in the next few months, there have been massive losses that include the deaths of millions and the economy witnessing drastic fluctuations. 

As the Union and State governments continue to inform citizens to get vaccinated at the earliest and follow the protocols, many notable celebrities have also urged the public to get their vaccinations done as early as possible to safeguard themselves and those around them from coronavirus. Up until now, several leading names from the Tamil film and television industry have gotten their COVID-19 vaccinations done either with the COVAXIN or COVISHIELD vaccines among whom include Suriya, Jyothika, Nayanthara, director Vignesh Shivan, Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh to name a notable few. 

In that light, Jai has now become the first Tamil actor to get vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine when he received his first jab on Friday, with photos and videos now going viral on social media. In one of the pictures, we can see Jai holding a card that states that he has gotten vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine. 

On the work front, Jai who was seen last year in the Disney Hotstar romantic comedy web series Triples, is currently attached to several projects starting with Breaking News opposite Bhanu Sree under Andrew Pandian's direction. He also has in his lineup Yenni Thuniga opposite Athulya Ravi, including two ventures with director Susienthiran - Kutrame Kutram alongside Mookuthi Amman fame Smruthi Venkat and Shiva Shivaa with Kennedy Club actress Meenakshi Govindharajan. Among the two films with Susienthiran, Jai will also be making his debut as a music director in Shiva Shivaa There's also an untitled venture with director Gopi Nainar of Aramm fame, while reports had done the rounds that the actor would be teaming up with Atlee for a project under his A for Apple Productions banner and another film with director Sundar. C after Kalakappu 2. It has been stated that Jai would be seen playing the antagonist in both Atlee and Sundar. C projects, with an official confirmation still being awaited. 

Check out the photos and video of Jai getting his jab of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine below: