Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Bollywood star and former Miss World taken to hospital with coronavirus


BOLLYWOOD superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been hospitalised with coronavirus.

The former Miss World, 46, had been isolating at home with her eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya but both are now reported to have been taken to hospital in Mumbai, India.

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The pair were taken in after they “developed breathlessness” according to the Times of India.

It comes after Aishwarya’s husband Abhishek Bachchan, 44, and her father-in-law Amitabh, 77, revealed they had coronavirus and were in hospital last week.

Abhishek revealed his wife and daughter had tested positive in a tweet on Sunday.

On Sunday, Amitabh, often dubbed the ‘King of Bollywood’ tweeted that he had tested positive for the virus.

He wrote: “I have tested Covid positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited..

“All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!”

On Friday, India recorded a record 35,000 new coronavirus cases in just 24 hours, taking the country past the one-million mark.

The country, whose death toll stands at 26,273, now has the third-highest number of cases in the world, behind the US and Brazil.

Aishwarya is known for starring in films such as Jodhaa Akbar, Devdas, and the Bollywood adaptation of a Jane Austen classic Bride & Prejudice.

She also played Sonia in The Pink Panther 2, alongside Steve Martin.

Such is her global reach that a waxwork of her was added to the collection of stars at Madame Tussaud’s in London in 2004.


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