Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, Avishek Bachchan with 2 family members were tested positive for covid-19 in Mumbai.
Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital said that Amitabh Bachchan was in a stable condition with mild symptoms in an isolation unit.
Bachchan, 77, said in a tweet on Saturday that he had tested positive and appealed to those who were close to him in the last 10 days to get himself tested.
His son, 44-year-old Abhishek Bachchan, tweeted on Saturday night that he too has tested positive and is in a hospital.
“He has been admitted to the hospital when both of us have mild symptoms,” he wrote. “I request everyone to keep calm and not panic.”
Maharashtra state health minister Rajesh Tope on Sunday tweeted that Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her 8-year-old daughter also tested positive. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.
The agency of the Press Trust of India cited Tope as saying that both of them are asymptomatic and can be kept at home or hospitalized.
Bade Bachchan has acted in more than 200 Indian films in the last five decades. He is also a former politician and a television host.
Bachchan is often called the first family of Bollywood. His wife Jaya is also an actress and a one-time Member of Parliament.
The Press Trust of India quoted Tope as saying that Amitabh Bachchan and his son had cough and fever. “He got the antigen test done fast and (the results) came out positive” he said.
In 2015, the actor revealed that he had been treated for Hepatitis B for more than two decades and had more than 75% of his liver disease. Since he is a comrade, he got himself hospitalized, Tope said.
Bade Bachchan’s successful performance came in the 1973 film “Zanjeer,” or “The Chain” and he played bold characters in superstardom, inspiring fans to imitate his hairstyle, clothes and deep voice.