Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus

Amitabh Bachchan (Photo: CNN)

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has recovered from the coronavirus. He was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on after undergoing three weeks of treatment.

However, his son, Abhishek Bachchan, is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus. He tweeted that his father has tested negative and will be released to go home.

Both were hospitalised on July 11, but Abhishek Bachchan is yet to be released. He expressed his thanks to everyone for their support.

Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their eight-year-old daughter, who both also contracted the virus, left the hospital last week after recovering.

The elder Bachchan, is 77-years-old and has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a former politician and television host.

The Bachchans are often called Bollywood’s first family.