Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus, admitted to hospital
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital, the Indian Express reported on Saturday, saying Amitabh took to Twitter to share the news.
“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!,” Bachchan wrote on his twitter handle.
A hospital official told indianexpress.com that Amitabh Bachchan is stable.
Celebrities across India took to social media to wish Big B a speedy recovery.
Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “And you shall be back to health n happiness soon! champ!”
Neha Dhupia posted on Twitter, “Sending you tons of love and best wishes … please take care … you ll be okay very soon!”
“Prayers sir. Praying for your early recovery,” Hansal Mehta said via Twitter.
Boman Irani wrote on Twitter, “You’re a fighter Sir. Get well soon.”
Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in Shoojit Sircar’s comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. 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.