Chandigarh: Renowned Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been hospitalized.
On a social media website Twitter, on Saturday evening the actor confirmed that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
“I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff underwent tests, results awaited”.
T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..
All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !
— 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,” he added.
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
Actors and other Bollywood colleagues have tweeted their wishes for his quick recovery. Taapsee Pannu wrote, “And you shall be back to health n happiness soon! champ !” Sonu Sood wrote, “Get well soon sir.”
Get well soon sir. https://t.co/3jQHlmy1YE
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) July 11, 2020
“Sending you tons of love and best wishes … please take care … you ‘ll be okay very soon!” wrote Neha Dhupia.
Sending you tons of love and best wishes … please take care … you ll be okay very soon! ❤️😇 https://t.co/D1fvhR5poy
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) July 11, 2020
The actor is 77 and was last seen in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’—a movie in which he shared screen space with actor Ayushmann Khurana.
The film was initially going to be released in theaters, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it premiered on Amazon Prime Video.
Big B will also return to host the twelfth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. The auditions of the show are currently underway. Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming movies include Chehre, Brahmastra and Jhund.
India’s nationwide coronavirus toll rose Saturday to 820,916 cases with 22,193 deaths. Kolkata’s legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine center for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday.
With the city’s hospitals under growing pressure, hundreds of beds are to be set up in the 80,000 capacity stadium that was used for the 1987 World Cup final. Nearly 550 Kolkata police have tested positive for the coronavirus and two have died.