Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital after he tested positive for COVID19.

The 77-year-old megastar has shared the news on his Twitter handle.

“I have tested CoviD positive..  shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing  authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!” Bachchan said in a tweet at 10.55 pm on Saturday.

Bachchan was last seen in the comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo by Shoojit Sircar.

Due to COVID19 pandemic, the movie was premiered on Amazon Prime Video.

His upcoming movies include Jhund, Brahmastra and Chehre.

A media report quoted doctors as saying that Bachchan, a “symptomatic” COVID19 patient, was in self-isolation at his home before being hospitalised on Saturday evening.

Nanavati Hospital is located in Mumbai’s Ville Parle, which is very close to the superstar’s residence in the Juhu area of the city.

Bachchan had survived a near-fatal accident on the sets of Manmohan Desai’s Coolie in 1982.

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