Growing Covid concern in Showbiz

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Growing Covid concern in Showbiz


On late Saturday evening, actor Amitabh Bachchan confirmed that he had tested positive for Covid-19, and soon after, his son-actor Abhishek revealed that he had also tested positive. The duo are admitted in Nanavati Hospital with mild symptoms, say hospital representatives. Senior Bachchan’s condition is stable, and he is in the isolation ward of the super speciality hospital. 

My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!

— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan)July 12, 2020

On Sunday morning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials and doctors reached Jalsa, and took swab samples of the rest of the family members — Jaya Bachchan, 72, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 46, and Abhishek and Aishwarya’s daughter, Aaradhya, 8. While their antigen test report was negative, apparently, the swab samples of Aishwarya and Aaradhya tested positive, while Jaya’s test was negative. Abhishek’s sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda, her son Agastya, and daughter Navya Naveli, also tested negative.

BMC officials also sanitised the Bachchan bungalows, Jalsa and Janak. The dubbing studio, where Abhishek, 44, worked on his web show, has been shut temporarily. Actor Amit Sadh, who dubbed with Abhishek for their recently released web series, did a “precautionary” Covid-19 test on Sunday.

On social media, other than fans, many celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Shahid Kapoor, wished the Bachchans a speedy recovery. Calling senior Bachchan his younger brother, veteran actor Dharmendra tweeted “younger brother will soon be fit and fine”. 

Wishing you both a speedy recovery Amitji and AB… sending you prayers and positive energy…🙏@SrBachchan@juniorbachchan

— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra)July 11, 2020

Senior Bachchan, 77, has been raising awareness about Covid-19 for a while. In March, he shot a public service announcement video about measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. In April, he featured in a short film along the same lines. In May, he shot promos of the next season of his quiz show, at his home.

Anupam kher’s mum tests positive

Sharing the news on Twitter, actor Anupam Kher revealed on Sunday morning that his mother Dulari, had tested positive for Covid-19. He added that while he tested negative, his brother, Raju, sister-in-law and niece, had tested positive for the virus. Dulari has been admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai while Kher’s brother and his family are self-quarantined in their home.

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I would like to inform friends, well-wishers and everyone else that I had taken my mother for a check-up yesterday, as she had been experiencing loss of appetite. On doctor’s recommendation, we took her for CT Scan to rule out any medical issue. Upon testing, she was found mildly Covid +. Owing to her age, we have admitted her into Kokilaben Hospital. She is doing fine. Three other members ( my brother, his wife and my niece) have also tested mildly positive.I got myself tested as well and I have tested negative. The family has self-quarantined themselves and we have informed the BMC. I would like to reach out to everyone with aged parents – please get your parents tested even if they show the slightest of symptoms. Despite the extreme amount of carefulness displayed by my brother and his family over the last few months, they still tested positive. So I urge everyone to take this seriously and understand that no amount of safety measures are enough. Friends, don’t let your guards down. Let’s be vigilant, let’s be aware and let’s fight the bad times together. 🙏🙏#stayhome #staysafe #DulariWillStillRock @rajukherofficial @kherreema @vrindakher

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