Amitabh Bachchan, Popular Bollywood actor has tested positive for COVID-19.
Bachchan’s son Abhishek also tested positive for the virus.
“I have tested COVID-19 positive … shifted to the hospital … hospital informing authorities … family and staff undergone tests, results awaited,’’ Bachchan, 77, said in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Saturday night.
Minutes later, Abhishek, 44, also tweeted he had been infected.
He said: “Both of us, having mild symptoms, have been admitted to hospital.
“We have informed all the required authorities, and our family and staff are all being tested.
“I request all to stay calm and not panic.’’
Meanwhile, India has seen a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, with the total climbing to nearly 821,000 on Saturday.
India’s COVID-19 cases are currently the third-highest in the world.