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Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus, admitted to Nanavati hospital

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital on Saturday evening.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2020 12:19:18 am
amitabh bachchan coronavirus Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus. (Photo: Amitabh Bachchan/Blog)

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital.

Amitabh took to Twitter to share the news. He tweeted, “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!”

Soon after Amitabh Bachchan shared his coronavirus diagnosis, his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Abhishek took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”

A Nanavati hospital official told indianexpress.com that both Amitabh and Abhishek are stable.

Celebrities across India took to social media to wish Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan 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.”

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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.

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