Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan (Source: Instagram | @bachchan)
Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan (Source: Instagram | @bachchan)

Battling the COVID-19 virus is draining and difficult on its own, and what makes it harder is that it’s a very lonely road to recovery. So, if you’ve got another person to get you through the recovery process, it makes it all so much better. Guess Abhishek Bachchan was lucky in that sense as he got his dad, Amitabh Bachchan right next to him when they both were battling the virus together.

The father-son duo had contracted the virus last year and were admitted in the hospital. Looking back at that time in their life, Abhishek spoke to motivational speaker, Anand Chulani, in an Instagram live session.

Speaking about his experience dealing with it, he says:

Your life is being run by the medical teams so you are not really in control of your faculties in that sense and you don’t really have any power over what you do. You are not too sure what is going on as there is a lot of uncertainty about how things are going to pan out. The initial nights when I was in hospital, it was tough to sleep because I didn’t know really what awaited me on the other side.

But speaking about how having his dad next to him helped, he says:

Well, he is good company to have, so it was wonderful to wake up and go see my father who last year was 78 years old, a man with severe co-morbidities but him being positive and having that fighting spirit to get through this. At that point of time my energies were obviously directed towards him and him becoming better because you fear for your parents, it’s actually of a sensitive age group.

He adds:

He is also a great friend of mine, so it was good to shoot the breeze with him and you know when you are a COVID patient although you can interact with other patients, there is nothing else to do, you just have to wait around. So, there was some good banter that went on, I mean he is a good roomy in that sense.

Abhishek’s wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan also contracted the virus, but we’re in the hospital for only a week.

I’m glad one year later, they are all doing well and safe!