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11 Jul, 2020 19:15

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with Covid-19

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with Covid-19

Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood megastar who is widely considered in India as the country’s greatest living actor, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized.

“I have tested Covid positive [and been] shifted to hospital,” Bachchan announced on Twitter to his 43.2 million followers. 

The 77-year-old said all his family members had since been tested for coronavirus, and were awaiting their results. He urged everyone with whom he’d been in contact over the past 10 days to get tested too. 

Thousands of fans instantly commented on his tweet, wishing Bachchan a speedy recovery and promising to pray for him. 

His son Abhishek Bachchan, who is also an actor and producer, later tweeted that his test turned out positive too. “Both of us having mild symptoms,” he wrote.

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most admired stars in Bollywood, having appeared in some 200 films during his impressive 50-year-long career. In 2015, he was listed by Forbes as among the 100 most highly paid actors on the planet. 

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With more than 821,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and more than 22,000 fatalities, India is currently the third-most affected country in the world after the US and Brazil.

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