Veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj has been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19, reports say. A favorite among audiences of all ages, the iconic star is said to be undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chennai and an official statement is currently being awaited from medical officials regarding his health condition. Fans are sending in their wishes to Sathyaraj to bounce back to good health and make a complete recovery from Covid-19. The legendary actor is the latest among celebrities to test positive for Covid over the past week after leading names like director Priyadarshan, actress Trisha, actor Mahesh Babu and music composer Thaman too confirmed their diagnosis. 

On the work front, Sathyaraj, who garnered nationwide popularity after his stellar performance in SS Rajamouli's blockbuster Baahubali films starring Prabhhas and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles, will be looking to resume shooting for his upcoming films soon after he returns home from his Covid treatment. Last seen on the big screen in 2019 in the Karthi-starrer Thambi, the acclaimed performer had two releases in 2021 - Tughlaq Durbar and MGR Magan, with the former being telecast directly on Sun TV, while the latter premiered on Disney+ Hotstar. Sathyaraj is currently attached to several projects that include Suriya's Etharkkum Thunindhavan, followed by Prabhas and Pooja Hegde's Radhe Shyam, the Rana Daggubati-starrer 1945, and the Telugu film Pakka Commercial, which has Gopichand in the lead role. 

Considering many stars have tested positive for Covid-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, celebrities have constantly urged the people to adhere to the government and medical officials' health and safety protocols against the virus. With the spread of the Omicron variant now rampant, personalities from all walks of life are once again appealing to fans to mask up and get vaccinated as early as possible to win the battle against Covid-19. Indian cinema has also been affected drastically due to the pandemic as several states around the country have once again begun implementing restrictions and lockdown measures. The same can be said about the Tamil film industry as the Tamil Nadu government last week announced theatres and cinema halls in the state to operate at 50% occupancy capacity along with the night curfew in effect.