Amitabh Bachchan has informed millions of his fans around the world, that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, and discharged from the hospital.
The 77-year-old Bollywood veteran actor, made this known on Sunday 2nd August 2020, on his social media accounts.
Amitabh Bachchan who was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital on July 11, a little more than three weeks ago, had posted this message on his social media, giving fans update on his COVID-19 status. He said:
“This morning I have tested CoVid negative and have been discharged from Hospital. I am back home. I will have to be in solitary quarantine in my room.
The grace of the Almighty, the blessings of Ma Babuji, the prayers and duas of near and dear and friends and fans & EF .. and the excellent care and nursing at Nanavati has made it possible for me to see this day.
With folded hands, I express my gratitude.🙏,” he said.
The Bollywood star’s son, fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan, was also hospitalized with coronavirus on the same day. He said on Twitter that he has still tested positive for coronavirus and must stay in the hospital for longer.
“I, unfortunately due to some comorbidities, remain Covid-19 postive and remain in hospital. Again, thank you all for your continued wishes and prayers for my family. Very humbled and indebted. I’ll beat this and come back healthier! Promise,” he tweeted.
The virus took a toll on Amitabh Bachchan and family members, who are highly regarded in India’s film industry. Fellow actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is married to Abhishek Bachchan, also tested positive for coronavirus at the same time in July, as well as their eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya. Along with the senior Bachchan, they were also released from the hospital after being treated.
Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most recognizable and famous actors in Bollywood, appearing in more than 200 Indian films across a career that spans five decades. He made his Hollywood debut in Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film “The Great Gatsby” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.