The well-known Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan has been placed in the hospital with COVID-19 at the age of 77, and  three generations of his family have also tested positive.

Here is some background information on Amitabh Bachchan, in case you aren’t familiar with who he is. He is considered to be Bollywood royalty, with over 200 movies under his belt, including Hollywood films like The Great Gatsby. His family is often referred to as India’s “First Family” because that’s just how loved and popular they are.

Amitabh, along with his son Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachcha was hospitalized and put in an isolation unit in India. Both father and son have tweeted urging those who were in close proximity to them within the last two weeks should make sure that they themselves are tested.

On top of it all, his daughter in law along with her daughter have also tested positive for the virus! You might be quite familiar with his daughter in law- Aishwarya Rai, a former miss world, and a Bollywood actress who has been referred to as “the most beautiful” woman in the world.

Based on reports from Sunday, India has a record increase in number of COVID-19 cases, making the total number of cases around 850,000, the third- highest number of cases in the world. India’s film industry recently began filming movies again, but they definitely need to proceed with precaution.

Fans from all over the world have reacted to this announcement, and have been praying for the Bachchan family’s recovery. The family has been keeping everyone up to date on what’s been happening on social media. It has been an uphill battle, but the Bachchan family are keeping hope alive!

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