Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachhan (R) and his son Abhishek Bachchan hold a press conference at Mumbai. AFP
Gulf Today Report
Soon after Amitabh Bachchan tweeted to confirm that he has been hospitalised with COVID-19 infection, the Bollywood icons son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, also took to social media on Saturday night to state that he has tested positive to the novel coronavirus.
"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," tweeted Abhishek, 44, on his verified account, @juniorbachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati Hospital.
"T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!" @SrBachchan had tweeted.
At the time of publishing this report, Nanavati sources stated that the 77-year-old senior actor is not on ventilation.
Meanwhile, wishes for a speedy recovery have already started pouring in from industry colleagues for both father and son.
Taapsee Pannu, who worked with Amitabh Bachchan in "Badla" last year, wrote on social media: "And you shall be back to health n happiness soon! champ!"
Boney Kapoor tweeted: "Get well soon Amit ji."
Neha Dhupia wrote: "Sending you tons of love and best wishes... Please take care... you’ll be okay very soon!"
"Get well soon sir," wished Sonu Sood.
Wishes poured in for Abhishek, too.
Sonam Kapoor tweeted, "Get well soon ab..lots of love."
Neha Dhupia wrote: "@juniorbachchan get well soon.. sending you and sir @SrBachchan heaps of love and energy."
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