Birmingham news Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after coronavirus treatment MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The 77-year-old was discharged but his son is still in the hospital with Covid-19
Breaking News ! Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been sent home from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after three weeks of treatment for coronavirus. His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, said in a tweet that his father has now tested negative and will continue recuperating at home. Both were hospitalised 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 is a top Bollywood actress. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan at a 2013 promotional event for his movie Satyagraha in New Delhi, India (Image: AP) Amitabh, 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.
. Their residence was sanitised by crews of public health workers after Amitabh and his son were found to have tested positive for Covid-19.
Mr Bachchan's breakthrough performance came in the 1973 film Zanjeer, or The Chain, and he rose to superstardom playing bold characters, inspiring fans to copy his hairstyle, clothes and deep voice. He briefly entered politics in 1985 but resigned his seat in Parliament mid-term when former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's administration became ensnared in corruption.
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He returned to film in the 1990s and made a rare Hollywood film appearance in Baz Luhrmann's 2013 version of The Great Gatsby. He embraced social media, engaging with fans using Twitter and Tumblr, and served as host of Kaun Banega Crorepati, India's version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Civic workers wait at the entrance of Amitabh Bachchan's residence to sanitise the building after the star and his son tested positive for coronavirus
In 2015, the actor revealed that he had been treated for Hepatitis B for more than two decades and lost more than 75 per cent of his liver to the disease. Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Bangalore are among the Indian cities worst hit by coronavirus. For most people, Covid-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, which clear up in two to three weeks. For some - especially older adults and people with existing health problems - it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
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