Mumbai: Bollywood actor, also known as the Star of the Millenium, Amitabh Bachchan tests Covid-19 positive and admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital.
The veteran actor himself broke the news through Twitter and requested people who have met him recently to get the Covid-19 test done.
The Bachchan family members and their staff members have also undergone the test, but their test results are awaited.
Almost an hour later, Abhishek Bachchan too informed that he has also been tested Covid-19 positive along with his father.
Junior Bachchan tweeted: “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 been 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.(sic)”
Abhishek also tweeted that the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been in touch and they are complying with them.
Soon after the announcement, hashtag Amitabh Bachchan started trending on Twitter.
Mumbai, the financial capital of India and where the 77-year-old actor, also known as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, resides is one of the worst affected cities in India.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actress Rekha’s bungalow in Mumbai also sealed by BMC after her security guard found Covid-19 positive.
Rekha is another veteran actor of Indian film industry.
Earlier, music composer Wajid Ali has succumbed to Covid-19.
On Saturday, July 11, Mumbai had total 84,524 positive cases, among them 55,884 have recovered and 4,899 succumbed to the highly contagious disease.
Maharashtra has 2.38 lakh covid-19 cases, while 1.33 lakh have recovered and 9,893 died.
Recently, Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum has been able to flatten the curve and there were only single case was reported after almost three months.
India, with more than 8 lakh cases, have become third most affected country after the United States and Brazil.