The Coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on Bollywood as Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for the deadly disease along with the entire Bachchan family. The two of them are now in a stable condition more or less and are showing mild symptoms. They are currently admitted in the isolation unit of Mumbai’s Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.
Other than Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, the rest of the Bachchan family members, including Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has also undergone tests for COVID-19 and their results were just announced today, reported Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Saturday. Both, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan test positive for the deadly disease according to the report.
The veteran actor has confirmed that he will keep on updating his fans about his health condition via his official Twitter account.
T 3590 -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 (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
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. 🙏🏽
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2020
How did Amitabh Bachchan and his family come across Coronavirus
Amitabh Bachchan worked for long hours even during the lockdown, details of which he even shared with his fans on Twitter. In his tweet, the actor, who was shooting for the upcoming season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, also added the disclaimer that proper precautionary measures were taken on the sets.
However, it is still unknown how the two actors contracted the virus. One theory is that Abhishek Bachchan had visited a studio in Versova for dubbing on July 8, 2020, and could have caught the virus then. The other theory is that Bachchan’s family residence ‘Jalsa’ is in Andheri which is already a Covid-19 hotspot. Hence, the Bachchans might have caught it from the locality. The entire residential area is now declared as a containment zone.
Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in Shoojit Sircar’s film Gulabo Sitabo while Abhishek Bachchan’s first-ever web-series Breathe: Into The Shadows recently released on Prime Video. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
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