Amitabh Bachchan: la star de Bollywood se remet de Covid-19

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One of India’s best-known movie stars, Amitabh Bachchan, was released from hospital after being treated for Covid-19.

Last month, the 77-year-old actor told his millions of Twitter followers that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Sunday, he said he left the hospital after testing negative.

He thanked his fans for their prayers, as well as the staff at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai for their “excellent care”.

Bachchan was admitted to hospital last month with his son, Abhishek, who also tested positive. The actor’s stepdaughter and granddaughter also tested positive.

India is currently experiencing an increase in coronavirus infections.

The country reported more than 57,000 new cases in 24 hours on Saturday – the highest daily total yet. It was the third day in a row that India has recorded more than 50,000 new cases.

Maharashtra, home to the financial capital, Mumbai, is the hardest hit state.

But there are rapid increases in many other parts of the country, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Assam.


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Media captionAmitabh Bachchan: Indian fans prayed for Bollywood star to beat Covid-19

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the world’s most prolific movie stars having been involved in 200 films in five decades as a star.

With roles in blockbuster films such as Zanjeer and Sholay, he has a big fan following in India, South Asia and the Indian Diaspora in countries like the UK.

Since he rose to fame in the 1970s, he has won numerous accolades, including four National Film Awards and 15 Filmfare Awards. France also awarded him its highest civilian honor – the Legion of Honor – for his contribution to cinema.

Outside of acting, Bachchan had a brief stint in politics and was elected to the Indian Parliament in 1984 at the behest of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. But he resigned three years later, disillusioned by a corruption scandal under Mr Gandhi’s government.



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