Amitabh Bachchan shoots for 18 hours amid sabbatical rumours

Amitabh Bachchan.(Source: Instagram/@amitabhbachchan) Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 13, 2019, 04.46 PM (IST)

Amitabh Bachchan is 77 years old and still got more energy than many of us. The actor recently shot for 18 hours on the sets of the popular game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. That actor revealed in his blog that he shot for three episodes of the show back-to-back.

This comes amid rumours of him planning to take a sabbatical from work on the doctor's advice. 

The actor was admitted to the hospital a few weeks back and had revealed that doctors had advised him to cut back on work due to health concerns.

On Tuesday, he wrote on his blog that because of a backlog, he shot for three episodes of the reality game show in one day. “Yes, sir, I work. I work every day,” he wrote. “I worked yesterday, it lasted 18 hours. It gave me reassurance, love and blessings.”

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The superstar had recently pulled out of the inaugural event of Kolkata International Film Festival. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had said that the actor pulled out due to his health."Amitabhji comes here every time. But he could not turn up. Since last night he is unwell. So doctors have restricted his movements. He is suffering a lot since last night," Ms Banerjee told the reports at the event. 

Big B had also pulled out of an appearance at the Sharjah Book Fair. The actor was discharged from Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on October 18. The veteran actor had reportedly been admitted to the hospital since October 15. 

News of him taking a break from work has been doing rounds ever since he got discharged. Accoirding to reports, the actor will wind up all his work by the end of November and take time to recuperate and spend time with family. Neither Bachchan nor any of his family members have confirmed the news so far.