Coronavirus: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from COVID-19

Indian Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan gestures during the trailer launch of his film “Shamitabh” in Mumbai, India, 2015. (AP)

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus.

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His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital with the virus, said in a tweet that his father has tested negative and will rest at home. Both were hospitalized on July 11.

Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-year-old daughter, who both also contracted the virus, left the hospital last week after recovering. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.

The elder Bachchan, 77, has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a former politician and television host.

The Bachchans are often called Bollywood’s first family. Amitabh Bachchan's wife, Jaya, is also an actress and a one-time member of Parliament. She was not hit by the coronavirus.

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Last Update: Sunday, 02 August 2020 KSA 16:11 - GMT 13:11
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