Both my father & I tested positive for #COVID19. 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. Tweeted Actor Abhishek Bachchan
Actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan have been admitted to a Mumbai hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The actors confirmed the news of their diagnosis on Twitter, with Abhishek informing that they have ‘mild symptoms’.
“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 wrote.
Earlier in the evening, the senior actor tweeted, “I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff underwent tests, results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !”
According to sources at the hospital, Amitabh was experiencing breathlessness. On Saturday, around 10pm, he was rushed to the hospital.
Actors and other Bollywood colleagues have tweeted their wishes for Amitabh and Abhishek’s quick recovery. Taapsee Pannu wrote, “And you shall be back to health n happiness soon ! champ !” Sonu Sood wrote, “Get well soon sir.”
“Sending you tons of love and best wishes … please take care … you ll be okay very soon!,” wrote Neha Dhupia.
Amitab Bachchan’s films Jhund and Chehre are ready for release. He is also working in Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmastra along with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.