Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalised in Mumbai.
Bachchan, 77, in a tweet on Saturday, said his family and staff have also undergone tests and are awaiting results. He appealed to those who were in close proximity to him in the past 10 days to get themselves tested.
The super star’s 44-year-old-son Abhishek Bachchan, also an actor, tweeted Saturday night that he also has tested COVID-19 positive and is hospitalised.
“Both of us having mild symptoms. I request all to stay calm and not panic,” he wrote.
The elder Bachchan has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a former politician and a television host.