Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus; hospitalized
In an unfortunate development, veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They both have been admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. They themselves tweeted about the same on Saturday night. Separately, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope confirmed that Bachchan Sr. is asymptomatic and stable. Here are more details.
Bachchan Sr. confirms he is COVID-19 positive
T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !
Mumbai is one of the worst hit cities in India
Bachchans live in Mumbai, which is notably one of the worst hit cities by the deadly disease in India. So far, it has recorded 91,745 coronavirus cases and 5,244 deaths. Meanwhile, doctors have confirmed that Big B is responding well to the treatment.
An hour later, Abhishek said they both have mild symptoms
Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you. 🙏🏽— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2020
Bachchan suffers from liver ailment
Of late, the 77-year-old actor has been in the news due to concerns over his health. Notably, 75% of his liver was damaged, when he was undergoing treatment after he had suffered a near-fatal injury from an accident during the shooting of his film Coolie. This incident had occurred in the year 1982. In November 2019, he had also hinted at his impending retirement.
On the work front for Bachchans
On the work front, Bachchan's latest film Gulabo Sitabo released on Amazon Prime Video on June 12. The veteran also has films like Chehre, Ayan Mukerji's superhero movie Brahmastra, and Nagraj Manjule's sports film Jhund in the pipeline. Separately, Abhishek's webseries Breathe: Into The Shadows, premiered on Prime on July 10. The industry, along with millions of fans, are praying for their speedy recovery.