The Bachchan family has been in the headlines for over two days now. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan contracted the Covid-19 infection this past weekend along with his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan. Big B was the first to make the announcement on Twitter, followed by junior Bachchan, who also took to the micro-blogging site to inform his fans and colleagues that the father-son duo is in high spirits and doing just fine. A day later, Abhishek’s wife and B-town beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tested positive too alongside their daughter Aradhya Bachchan. Amitabh and Abhishek, however, decided to isolate at a private hospital due to Big B’s previous health complications.
Aishwarya and her daughter are in isolation at their home. Jaya Bachchan tested negative for Covid-19 as did their remaining family members and domestic staff. Celebrities have been showering one of Indian cinema’s leading families with a lot of love, well-wishes and prayers from across the world. Amitabh first tweet read, “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!” Soon after, his Breathe co-star Amit Sadh underwent a PCR test and thankfully, his results were negative.
From the current generation of actors, Sonam Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Rajkummar Rao, Taapsee Pannu and Dulquer Salman wished the Bachchan’s a speedy recovery. Celebrities including Mammootty, Hansal Mehta,Sonu Sood, Anupam Kher and Mahesh Babu also conveyed their best wishes for the family.
Get well soon amit uncle. All my love and prayers..
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) July 11, 2020
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) July 11, 2020
And while the countless messages have filled their hearts with joy, Amitabh tweeted this morning, “It shall not be possible for me to acknowledge and respond to all the prayers and wishes expressed by them that have shown concern towards Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me. I put my hands together and say, Thank you for your eternal love and affection.” Actor Nimrat Kaur replied with, “Always and forever sir.”
Always and forever Sir. ?????
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) July 12, 2020
Angad Bedi shared a throwback photo of himself with Amitabh on Instagram and wrote, “Once a tiger always a tiger!!! Aur rishte main to aap… naam hai Shahenshah!!!! Stay strong sir and see you real soon. Waheguru shakti de.” Dabboo Ratnani followed suit. He too uploaded a flashback picture on Instagram featuring his family with Aishwarya and Aaradhya. He wrote, “Love , Love & Some More Love for our darling Aradhya and dear Aishwarya. Sending lots of positive energy your way. Heal Soon. Adore you both.”
Riteish Deshmukh posted, “Get well soon sir @SrBachchan – praying for your good health & speedy recovery. Bhumi Pednekar penned, “The entire nation is praying for your quick recovery sir…power and strength is synonymous with you @SrBachchan.” Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, “Wishing you a speedy recovery Sir @SrBachchan.” Politician and actor Paresh Rawal wrote, “Get well soon sir. Be god with you and stay blessed. @SrBachchan.” Aishwarya’s former flame Vivek Oberoi also wished the family well.
We’re all praying for you! Get well super soon! Take care ?
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) July 11, 2020
Here’s wishing the Bachchan khandaan a very speedy recovery, in good health and happiness!