Those who came in proximity to me, please get tested: Amitabh Bachchan

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Jul 12, 2020, 12:54 AM IST

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Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek have both tested positive for coronavirus.

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati Hospital on Saturday evening. On Instagram, the actor confirmed that he has tested COVID-19 positive.

''This evening I tested positive for COVID 19 .. have been shifted to Hospital .. authorities informed .. family and staff tested results awaited .. all those that came in close proximity to me in the last 10 days please get yourself tested,'' he posted on his Instagram account.

Nanavati sources stated that the 77-year-old actor is not on ventilation, according to the report.

Meanwhile, wishes for a speedy recovery have already started pouring in from industry colleagues.

Taapsee Pannu, who worked with Bachchan in "Badla" last year, wrote on social media: "And you shall be back to health n happiness soon! champ!"

Malayalam superstar Mammooty tweeted: "Get well soon sir."

"Get well soon sir! Wishing you a speedy recovery," tweeted Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu.

"Oh no! Take care, Sir! Get well soon! Sending you tonnes of love and good wishes!" wrote Ranveer Shorey on Twitter.

"Get well soon sir," wished Sonu Sood.

Wishes were still pouring in from fans and colleagues late on Saturday night.

Bachchan was recently seen in Shoojit Sircar`s "Gulabo Sitabo", co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana, which was released digitally.

His upcoming films are "Chehre", "Jhund" and "Brahmastra". He is also scheduled to host season 12 of the popular quiz show, "Kaun Banega Crorepati".