Covid-19-stricken Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan thanks fans in poetic tweet

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is overwhelmed by the flood of well-wishes for him and family members after he was tested positive for Covid-19 disease. — AFP pic
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is overwhelmed by the flood of well-wishes for him and family members after he was tested positive for Covid-19 disease. — AFP pic

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan seems to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and well-wishes from his fans after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

The 77-year-old screen icon — who is undergoing treatment at Nanavati hospital in Mumbai – took to Twitter to express his gratitude with a poem.

“The torrential rain of prayers and good wishes has gone beyond the bond of affection.

“I was swept away, I could not remain steady as this immense love filled me. It took away the darkness of my loneliness and filled my life with light,” reads the tweet.

 

The Bollywood veteran then ended his poetic tweet with: “I will not be able to express my personal gratitude to each one but I bow down to you.”

 

Amitabh’s son, Abhishek Bachchan — who is an actor and producer — also tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day as his father.

Yesterday, Amitabh’s daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and daughter, Aaradhya, had tested positive for the virus as well.

Amitabh had also tweeted that it was not possible for him to acknowledge or respond to all the prayers and wishes shown towards him, his son, grandchild and daughter-in-law.

 

 

Both Aishwarya and Aaradhya were asymptomatic and are currently undergoing self-quarantine at home, while Amitabh and Abhishek receive treatments at the hospital for mild symptoms.

The rest of the family tested negative for the disease.

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