18 crew members of the dance reality show Dance Deewane 3 have been tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson of Colors channel confirmed that a few members on the third season of "Dance Deewane" had contracted the virus without disclosing the actual number. According to Ashok Dubey, General Secretary, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), 18 members of the show's crew tested positive before the start of the shoot this week.
"They have a provision of undergoing COVID-19 test every week before starting the shoot. If someone tests positive, then they are home quarantined and another member replaces them. If the result is negative, only then the shooting starts. Two days ago, 18 unit members tested positive for COVID-19. They were asked to undergo home quarantine and were replaced with others after which the shoot was completed," Dubey told PTI. He further said that Dixit and the other judges of the show are "fine". "Madhuri and other judges are all fine. The crew members who have tested positive for COVID-19 include set workers, lightmen, camera attendants, assistant directors, assistant art directors, few contestants too, among others," Dubey said. Dance Deewane 3 features Madhuri Dixit, Dharmesh Yelande and Tushar Kalia as judges, and Raghav Juyal as the host.