Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek both postiv tested COVID-19 and hospitalized.
The 77-year-old actor and his 44-year-old son shared their news on Saturday with their fans on Twitter, saying that they were waiting for tests after his stay in hospital.
Amitabh wrote: & # 39; I tested CoviD positive .. transferred to the hospital .. Hospital information authorities .. Family and staff underwent tests, results expected ..
Announcement: The Bollywood royal family Amitabh Bachchan (photo 2016) and his son Abhishek announced on Saturday that they had been hospitalized after a positive coronavirus test
"Anyone who has been around me in the past 10 days is asked to be tested!"
Amitabh's followers flooded his social media with their good wishes and hoped to recover soon after he announced the diagnosis.
It was also announced after the announcement that his son Abhishek had tested positive for coronavirus, his wife Aishwarya Rai had tested negative.
Tested positive: The 77-year-old actor told his fans about the news on Saturday via Twitter and said that he was waiting for tests after his stay in hospital
Also tested positive: After the announcement, it was also announced that his son Abhishek had tested positive for coronavirus
Bollywood royalty: Amitabh with actress Jaya (far right), actor son Abhishek and film star wife Aishwarya Rai (center) in 2014
Abhishek wrote on Twitter: “My father and I tested positive for COVID 19 this morning. We were both hospitalized with mild symptoms.
& # 39; We have informed all required authorities and our family and employees are all being tested. I ask everyone to stay calm and not panic. Thank you. & # 39;
Amitabh is married to the actress and current MP Jaya Bachchan (née Bhaduri). The couple married in 1973 and they share daughter Shweta and their son.
He became famous in the 1970s with films like Zanjeer and Sholay and was fondly referred to by fans as "Big B" and "Star of the Millennium".
Icon: The Indian star became famous in the 1970s with films like Zanjeer and Sholay and was affectionately referred to by the fans as "Star of the Millennium" (picture 1976, film Kabhi Kabhie).
Huge influence: Amitabh is widely regarded as the king of Indian cinema and has appeared in 200 films over the course of his five-decade career
Amitabh is widely regarded as the king of Indian cinema and has appeared in 200 films over the course of his five-decade career.
Amitabh's work has earned him a number of awards over the years, including four National Film Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Bollywood cinema.
The Shahenshah star was honored with a Padma Shri in 1984, a Padma Bhushan in 2001 and a Padma Vibhushan in 2015, some of the highest civilian awards given by the Indian government.
In the family: Abhishek (pictured with his father and wife Aishwarya Rai) followed in the footsteps of his mother and father and made his debut as an actor in 2000 with the war film Refugee
Amitabh's filmography doesn't end in Bollywood, as the actor also made his Hollywood debut in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby.
In 1982, Amitabh suffered an almost fatal injury while filming Coolie. The actor had done his own stunts and had a spleen fracture after a failed jump.
After the injury, he underwent an emergency splenectomy and remained in critical condition for several months before finally recovering.
Amitabh retired in 1992 and became a producer during the five-year hiatus before returning to the big screen in the late 1990s.
Awards: Amitabh's work has earned him a number of awards over the years, including four National Film Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award (2014 image).
Family: Amitabh is married to the actress and the current MP Jaya Bachchan (née Bhaduri) married in 1973 after their appearance in Zanjeer (photo 2018 with Aishwarya Rai).
The actor became known again in the 2000s with several commercially successful films. He also appeared on television and worked as a speaker.
Abhishek followed in his mother and father's footsteps and made his debut as an actor with the war film Refugee in 2000, before appearing in over a dozen other films.
He met his wife Aishwarya Rai on the set of Dhoom 2 three years after he broke off his engagement to actress Karisma Kapoor, and the couple married in 2007.
Aishwarya Rai, who shares a daughter with Abhishek, is also a prominent actress in India after starting acting after her victory as Miss World in 1994.
Romance: Abhishek met his wife Aishwarya (photo 2007) on the set of Dhoom 2, three years after he broke off his engagement to actress Karisma Kapoor, and the couple married in 2007
Giant star: Aishwarya, who shares a daughter with Abhishek, is also a prominent actress in India after having started acting after her victory as Miss World in 1994 (photo 2007).
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