On Saturday night, Bollywood actors Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan took to their Twitter handles to inform that they have been tested positive for COVID-19. And since then, the social media has been flooded with wishes of their fast recovery. The veteran along with his actor-son has been admitted to Vile Parle’s Nanavati Hospital. While their conditions are stable and displaying mild symptoms, the next 20 day will be pivotal as they go through their treatments.
However, due to the recent condition of the actors, their professional commitments have been put on the brake. While, the megastar has no shoots lined until September, his son, Abhishek was supposed to train his focus on Big Bull for a five-day schedule.
According to a report by MidDay, producer Anand Pandit who reached out to the actor after hearing the news of their ill-health said—
We had maintained that we will begin shooting by July-end or early August. We can easily push the shoot to a later date now. After all, their health comes first.
The producer also assured that despite the delay the financial-crime drama will be able to meet its target date. He said—
The October release of The Big Bull stands unchanged. We may have to expedite the post-production work to meet the release date.
The 44-year-old actor was also supposed to resume work on Bob Biswas. Helmed by Sujoy Ghosh, the shooting was planned for shooting in Kolkata in August. A source close to the film revealed that—
Even though shoots have begun, stricter lockdown rules have been imposed in the city now. Several areas of south Kolkata are identified as containment zones. In light of the situation and Abhishek’s health, the producers have deferred the week-long shoot; they will probably head to work only post-monsoon.
On Sunday, Abhishek Bachchan also confirmed that his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan had also tested positive for the virus. He also added that the mother-daughter will be self-quarantining at home.
We wish them a speedy recovery!