Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized for routine checkup: Details here
Iconic actor Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital for routine check-up, PTI reported on Friday. The 77-year-old megastar was reportedly hospitalized earlier this week on Tuesday. He is currently under observation, and likely to be discharged soon. Several media reports suggested that Bachchan was taken to the hospital due to liver issues. Here are more details.
For the uninitiated, Bachchan had contracted Hepatitis B infection from a blood donor back in 1982. He was undergoing treatment after he suffered a near-fatal injury from an accident during the shooting of his film Coolie. Subsequently, 75% of his liver was damaged, reducing its functioning to just 25%. Bachchan revealed these facts in an awareness video by UNICEF.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Bachchan posted two tweets for wife Jaya, on the occasion of Karwa Chauth. In his first post, while sharing an old image of Jaya, he wrote, "The better half... !! Quite obviously the other half is irrelevant and therefore unseen." Jaya celebrated Karwa Chauth with daughter-in-law Aishwarya, daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda and actor Sonali Bendre.
T 3520 - .. the better half .. !! 🌹— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 17, 2019
quite obviously the other half is irrelevant .. and therefore unseen 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/0Fivuw5cwY
On the work front, Bachchan was last seen in an epic Telugu film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Separately, his last Bollywood movie was Sujoy Ghosh-directorial Badla. He will soon appear in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra, also starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. It is slated to release in Summer 2020. He is also currently hosting the ongoing season of popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Recently, in September, Bachchan was awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2018, in recognition for his contribution to the Indian film industry. He has previously received several National Awards, the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.