Veteran Bollywood film star Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Indian actor made the announcement on his Twitter page on Saturday 11th July 2020. He also requested that those who have been in close proximity with him in the last ten days get themselves tested.
See tweet below:
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
Meanwhile, Abhishek, Amitabh Bachchan’s son also an actor, an hour later announced that he was also positive for the coronavirus:
See tweet below:
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
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Amitabh Bachchan first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as “Zanjeer”, “Deewaar” and “Sholay”.
Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood (in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah), or Big B, he has since appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades.
Abhishek Bachchan fondly called “Junior Bachchan” made his acting debut in 2000 with J. P. Dutta’s war film “Refugee”. Abhishek went on to earn critical appreciation for his performances in the drama “Yuva “(2004), “Sarkar” (2005), and “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” (2006). He also won three consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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