Covid-positive Big B thanks fans, friends for prayers

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has tweeted to express gratitude to fans, well-wishers and colleagues for showering concern and prayers, after he and his family members tested Covid-19 positive.

In a series of tweets, Big B wrote: “To them that have expressed their concern, their prayers and their wishes for Abhishek Aishwarya Aaradhya and me .. my unending gratitude and love …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.” His post was accompanied by a folded hand emoji.

Big B and his son Abhishek Bachchan tested Covid positive and were admitted to Nanavati hospital. Later, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya were also tested positive while Jaya Bachchan was tested negative.

All members of the Bachchan family along with their household staff were tested.

Soon after the news became public, wishes of speedy recovery started pouring in.

Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar wrote: “Namaskar Amit ji. Aap aur Abhishek dono par bhagwan ki kripa hogi aur aap jald swasth hokar ghar aayenge aisa mujhe vishwas hai. (God will bless you and Abhishek and you will get well soon and come home).”

Bachchan’s “Sholay” co-star Dharmendra Deol said: “Amit , get well soon. I am sure of my courageous younger brother……he will soon be fit and fine in a day or two …Jaya, don’t worry…everything will be fine my brave baby….Look after yourself and everyone at home…..Love you all……take care.”

Actor Priyanka Chopra tweeted: Wishing you both a speedy recovery Amitji and AB… sending you prayers and positive energy… @SrBachchan @juniorbachchan

Actors Ranveer Singh and Bhumi Pednekar sent in “love and positive energy”.

Among the earliest to wish Big B was his “Badla” costar Taapsee Pannu. “And you shall be back to health n happiness soon! champ!”

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan wrote: “I wish both the Bachchans @SrBachchan @juniorbachchan a speedy recovery. I trust the Indian doctors and Sr. Bachchan’s will to overcome health hazards. Get well soon and become an icon again for survival and wellness.”

Malayalam superstar Mammooty tweeted: “Get well soon sir.”

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj wrote: “Get well soon. You are in our prayers.”

Dangerous to start filming in close interiors: Shekhar Kapur

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur feels it’s risky to resume shooting or dubbing in close interior spaces amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kapur took to Twitter and praised the stars for showing courage to publicly open up about contracting Covid-19. Along with it, he also emphasised on how dangerous is to start work in close interior spaces.

“As we pray for the recovery of our beloved stars, lets admire their courage in declaring that have symptoms of #Covid_19 How many are not telling the world? Proves its dangerous to start filming/dubbing in close interior spaces. Studios will just become huge sources of infection,” he tweeted.

Kapur’s tweet comes in the wake of Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Abhishek was spotted at a dubbing studio in Mumbai a couple of days ago. He was recording for his web series “Breathe: Into The Shadows”.

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