Bollywood Star Amitabh Bachchan Recovers From Coronavirus

Updated: 2020-08-03 19:45:03

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

Abhishek Bachchan, wife and daughter
Indian film actor Abhishek Bachchan, his wife Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya at the wedding of Akash Ambani, the son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, India, on March 9, 2019. (Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters)

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.

Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan pose for a picture during a party of a new Bollywood production company in Mumbai, on Feb. 28, 2010. (Manav Manglani/Reuters)
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