Three Generations of Bollywood’s Bachchan Family Hit by COVID-19


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NEW DELHI—Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan, his son and two other relations have examined constructive for the coronavirus in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, a authorities minister stated Sunday.

The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital stated that Amitabh Bachchan was in secure condition with delicate symptoms in an isolation unit.

Bachchan, 77, stated in a tweet Saturday that he had tested constructive and appealed to those who have been in close proximity to him up to now 10 days to get themselves tested.

His son, Abhishek Bachchan, 44, tweeted Saturday night time that he additionally had tested constructive and was in a hospital.

“Both of us having delicate symptoms have been admitted to the hospital,” he wrote. “I request all to stay calm and not panic.”

Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Bollywood couple Abhishek Bachchan, behind and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrive to attend the national movie awards presentation ceremony in New Delhi, India, on Might 3, 2016. (Saurabh Das/AP Photograph)

Abhishek Bachchan tweeted Sunday that his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their Eight-year-old daughter had also examined constructive. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a prime Bollywood actress.

“They are going to be self quarantining at house,” he stated.

Maharashtra state Well being Minister Rajesh Tope stated Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter are asymptomatic.

Abhishek Bachchan, wife and daughter
Indian film actor Abhishek Bachchan, his spouse Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya on the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, the son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, India, on March 9, 2019. (Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters)

The elder Bachchan has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the previous five many years. He is additionally a former politician and a television host.

The Bachchans are sometimes referred to as Bollywood’s first family. His wife, Jaya, can also be an actress and a one-time member of Parliament.

The Press Trust of India information agency cited Tope as saying Amitabh Bachchan and his son had a cough and fever. “They underwent speedy antigen check and (results) came constructive,” he stated.

In 2015, the actor revealed that he had been treated for Hepatitis B for more than 20 years and lost greater than 75 % of his liver to the disease. Since he's comorbid, he obtained himself admitted to the hospital, Tope stated.

The elder Bachchan’s breakthrough efficiency got here within the 1973 movie “Zanjeer,” or “The Chain,” and he rose to superstardom enjoying daring characters, inspiring followers to copy his hairstyle, clothes, and deep voice.

He briefly entered politics in 1985 however resigned his seat in Parliament midterm when former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s administration turned ensnared in corruption.

Bachchan returned to movie in the 1990s and made a uncommon Hollywood appearance in Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 version of “The Nice Gatsby.”

He embraced social media, partaking with followers using Twitter and Tumblr, and served as host of “Kaun Banega Crorepati,” India’s model of “Who Needs to Be a Millionaire.”

Mumbai is among the many Indian cities worst hit by the coronavirus. On Sunday, the country’s virus caseload reached near 850,000, with 28,637 new instances introduced, a brand new single-day high for India.

By Ashok Sharma