Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Daughter Aaradhya Tests Positive For COVID-19
Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Sunday tested positive for coronavirus, a day after her actor-husband Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh were admitted to the hospital with mild symptoms. Rai’s daughter Aaradhya has also tested positive. Actor Jaya Bachchan has tested negative but will be tested again later to overrule any negative reporting.
Aishwarya Rai, her daughter and mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan had earlier tested negative, according to a report.
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Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope shared the news on Twitter. Tope wrote on Twitter on Sunday, “Smt.Aishwarya Rai Bacchan & Daughter Aaradhya Abhishek Bacchan have also been detected positive for Covid19. Smt. Jaya Bachhan ji is tested negative for covid19. We wish the Bacchan Family to get well soon with a speedy recovery.”
“Total 16 people from the family have been tested, including guards and maids. Other reports will come tomorrow,” Suresh Kakani, additional commissioner, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, said. He added, “As Aishwarya and Aaradhya are both asymptomatic, BMC will taken written declaration from them if they want to take treatment at home. Or else, they will also be shifted to hospital.”
On Saturday evening, Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital after he complained of breathing problems.
“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,” he tweeted soon after.
News of son Abhishek testing positive followed after a few hours. “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,” he had said.
The 77-year old senior actor was last seen in Shoojit Sarkar’s comedy drama Gulabo Sitabo that released on Amazon Prime Video. Two films, Jhund and Chehre are ready for release while he is yet to complete Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmastra along with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Son Abhishek’s series ‘Breathe: Into the Shadows’ released an Amazon original this Friday. Aishwarya was last seen in 2018 comedy drama Fanney Khan. She is slated to do a film with Mani Ratnam called Ponniyin Selvan.
Bollywood had so far not reported too many covid cases except for playback singer Kanika Kapoor and Reliance Entertainment’s Shibasish Sarkar.
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