Actor Amitabh Bachchan, 77, and his son Abhishek,44, both diagnosed with COVID-19, will have to be in hospital for at least a week.
Both the father and son are said to be in a stable condition and responding to treatmen at an isolation ward in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek’s wife and their young daughter have also tested positive, and are under home quarantine.
Amitabh Bachchan’s all four bungalows – Pratiksha, Janak, Vatsa and Jalsa were sealed by the municipal authorities.
Amitabh Bachchan has been a prominent figure in the fight against the coronavirus by appearing in public service advertisements in which he urges people to wear a mask, wash hands frequently and maintain social distance in his trademark baritone.
During the lockdown, Amitabh Bachchan was shooting for the upcoming season of Kaun Banega Crorepati and also for a few videos applauding COVID-19 warriors. As lockdown restrictions were eased, Abhishek was pictured outside a dubbing studio.
India’s film industry recently resumed film shoots after months of restrictions imposed in late March.