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Celebrities wish ‘speedy recovery’ for Bachchans: Amitabh thanks fans for their prayers

Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan health news update: Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan are hospitalised at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. They were tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2020 7:41:02 am
Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan test positive for coronavirus. (Express Photos by Pradip Das)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan, 77, has been tested positive for coronavirus. The actor shared his medical condition via Twitter where he mentioned that he has been hospitalised. Big B also shared that all his family members, as well as staff members, have undergone tests, but the results are awaited. He also requested everyone who had come in his contact in the last ten days to get tested.

Amitabh Bachchan’s tweet read, “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 has been admitted to Nanavati Hospital.

Read | Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus | Abhishek Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus 

Just minutes after Amitabh Bachchan shared his medical condition, Abhishek Bachchan revealed that he, too, has been tested positive for coronavirus. Abhishek has been admitted to Nanavati hospital with mild symptoms.

Abhishek shared on Twitter, “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.”

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He shared another tweet where he wrote, “The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them.”

Soon after Amitabh and Abhishek shared the news on Twitter, their fans started wishing for their recovery. Celebrities including Mammootty, Hansal Mehta, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Dulquer Salmaan, Rajkummar Rao, Anupam Kher, Bhumi Pednekar and Mahesh Babu among many others shared wishes for their fast recovery.

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Celebrities pray for Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan's speedy recovery. Read the updates in Tamil.

22:21 (IST)12 Jul 2020
'Thank you for your eternal love and affection'

Actor Amitabh Bachchan thanked his well-wishers for their "eternal love and affection."

22:09 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Amitabh Bachchan thanks his fans

Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog and thanked his fans for their prayers and wishes for a "speedy recovery."

"My dearest Ef .. your concern, your prayers and your wishes for Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me for a speedy recovery has filled me with unending gratitude .. I thank you all" the actor wrote.

21:16 (IST)12 Jul 2020
'Once a tiger always a tiger'

Angad Bedi shared a throwback photo of himself with Amitabh Bachchan and wrote, "Once a tiger always a tiger!!! AUR rishte main to aap... naam hai Shahenshah!!!! Stay strong sir and see you real soon. Waheguru shakti de @amitabhbachchan"

20:40 (IST)12 Jul 2020
'Sending lots of positive energy your way'

Dabboo Ratnani posted a throwback picture on Instagram featuring his family with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan. He wrote, "Love , Love & Some More Love for our darling #aaradhya & dear @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb. Sending lots of positive energy your way. Heal Soon. Adore you both"

20:04 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Sophie Choudry sends warm wishes

Sophie Choudry, in response to Abhishek Bachchan's tweet, wrote, "Lots of love and prayers for all of you AB. You will all be well in no time"

19:33 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Rahul Dev prays for speedy recovery

In response to Abhishek Bachchan's tweet on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan testing positive for Covid-19, Rahul Dev wrote, "Strength and prayers for a speedy recovery."

19:09 (IST)12 Jul 2020
'Remain cautious and safe'

Abhishek Bachchan has urged his fans to stay cautious and safe. He informed that Amitabh Bachchan and he will stay in hospital "till the doctors decide otherwise."

"My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules," he tweeted.

Also read | Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya Bachchan test positive for coronavirus

18:52 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Aishwarya, Aaradhya tested Covid-19 positive: Abhishek Bachchan confirms

On Sunday evening, Abhishek Bachchan informed his fans on Twitter that his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and his daughter Aaradhya have been tested positive for Covid-19. The actor tweeted, "Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful.The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers"

16:48 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Riteish Deshmukh send wishes for speedy recovery
16:44 (IST)12 Jul 2020
"So much positive energy and love right now"

Pooja Hegde tweeted, "Ditto Sending @SrBachchan, @juniorbachchan, #AishwaryaRai and #Aradhya SO much positive energy and love right now."

16:33 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Jaya Bachchan tests negative for coronavirus

Mumbai Mayor has said that Jaya Bachchan has tested negative for coronavirus. Bachchan residence is now a containment zone and all residents have been quarantined for 14 days.

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15:56 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow Janak being sealed by BMC

15:24 (IST)12 Jul 2020
'Power and strength is synonymous with you'

Bhumi Pednekar tweeted, "The entire nation is praying for your quick recovery sir...power and strength is synonymous with you @SrBachchan."

14:49 (IST)12 Jul 2020
BMC tests 6 high-risk family members of Bachchan household

14:36 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Manoj Bajpayee sends best wishes

Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, "Wishing you a speedy recovery Sir @SrBachchan."

14:21 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Jagapathi Babu prays for Amitabh Bachchan

Jagapathi Babu said, "Get well soon Amitabh Ji. Prayers for your speedy recovery!!"

14:05 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Paresh Rawal sends wishes

Politician and actor Paresh Rawal tweeted, "Get well soon sir . Be god with you and stay blessed. @SrBachchan."

13:51 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Abhishek Bachchan's Breathe co-star Amit Sadh to get tested for COVID-19

Bollywood actor Amit Sadh on Sunday said he would undergo the test for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure, a day after his Breathe: Into The Shadows co-star Abhishek Bachchan confirmed he had tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Also Read | Amit Sadh to get tested for COVID-19

13:28 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan: Looking forward to see you both in good health
13:11 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Amitabh and Abhishek ‘feeling better’ after COVID-19 diagnosis

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan are “feeling better” as they get treated for coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at the hospital, said on Sunday.

Read More | Amitabh, Abhishek ‘feeling better’ after COVID-19 diagnosis, BMC sanitises their bungalows

On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan had shot a few advertisements for the upcoming season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, but those were all shot at home. He was due to start shooting the next season soon. His previous film, Gulabo Sitabo, also starring Ayushmann Khurrana, was released digitally on Amazon Prime Video due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Abhishek Bachchan, on the other hand, had been photographed visiting a dubbing studio after the lockdown started easing. His debut web series Breathe: Into the Shadows started streaming on July 10 on Amazon Prime Video.

Amitabh Bachchan had recently shared a photo with his children, Abhishek and Shweta, with the caption that read, "How did they grow up so fast?" The photo showed them as kids in Amitabh Bachchan's arms, and as adults sitting right next to him.

Amitabh had earlier recorded a public service announcement for the government where he requested people to sanitise their hands and keep their surroundings clean. This message was circulated at the start of the coronavirus outbreak.