The 77-year-old actor confirmed to his 43 million Twitter followers that he tested positive for the virus on Saturday.
the Mohabbatein The star said he was “transferred to the hospital” after contracting Covid-19, adding, “The family and staff have been tested, the results are pending. “
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“Everyone who has been near me in the past 10 days is asked to be tested,” he said.
Her son Abhishek, also an actor, said he also contracted the virus.
The 44-year-old said he and his father had “mild symptoms,” adding, “I ask everyone to keep calm and not to panic.”
The actors were admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, the Indian financial and entertainment center.
Bachchan, one of India’s most prominent stars, has already been named one of the highest paid actors in the world on the rich Forbes list.
In 2015, he was present for the official unveiling of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on Parliament Square alongside Prime Minister David Cameron.
He joined the film industry in 1969 and has appeared in over 200 films. The actor suffered an almost fatal injury while filming an action scene on a film set in 1982 and was seriously ill for several months.
In recent years he has returned as a celebrity Kaun Banega Crorepati, The Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – one of the most watched programs on Indian television.
India is currently experiencing a sharp increase in coronavirus cases, according to the Associated Press.
On Saturday, the country reported a new daily record of 27,114 cases and a partial lockout was imposed in several high-risk areas.
Additional reports by agencies