One of India’s best known film actors, Amitabh Bachchan, told millions of his Twitter followers that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
His son, Abhishek Bachchan, later tweeted that he too had tested positive for the virus.
Amitabh and Abhishek, have been taken to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.
Abishek described them both as having mild symptoms.
According to foreign media reports, Amitabh is stable with mild symptoms and is currently in the isolation unit of the hospital.
He urged anyone who had been close to him in the past 10 days to get tested for the virus. The rest of the Bachchan family, actors Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and daughter Aaradhya have returned negative coronavirus antigen test reports.