- Initially it was reported that Big B was hospitalised due to liver issues
- Amitabh Bachchan was reportedly hospitalised on Tuesday
- He also attended an exhibition with wife Jaya Bachchan this week
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital for a regular check up, according to sources, news agency PTI reported on Friday. The 77-year-old actor was reportedly admitted earlier this week on Tuesday and he is still under observation, the source added. "Mr Bachchan had come for a routine check up," a hospital source told PTI, however, initial reports suggested that the actor was taken to the hospital due to liver issues. For the uninitiated, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that only 25 per cent of his liver is functional while the rest was damaged after a bad blood transfusion 20 years ago, which the required after he was seriously injured while shooting for 1983 film Coolie.
Speaking at NDTV's Swasthagraha event, Amitabh Bachchan said that early diagnosis and regular check ups helped him maintain his health. "I'm still surviving on 25 per cent and this is what I'm able to propagate that get yourself tested, get yourself diagnosed and then there is a cure," he had said.
Meanwhile, amidst the reports of hospitalisation, Amitabh Bachchan was quite active on social media. On Thursday, he shared two posts for his wife Jaya Bachchan on the occasion of Karwa Chauth. "The better half... !! Quite obviously the other half is irrelevant and therefore unseen," read his first post on Thursday, which he shared along with a throwback image of Jaya Bachchan. In the second post, he wrote, "Karva chauth ki shubhkamanayein... unhein jo pran karti hain pati ki jeevan ke liye." This time Mr Bachchan shared a picture of himself and Jaya Bachchan from an exhibition they attended earlier this week.
T 3520 - .. the better half .. !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 17, 2019
quite obviously the other half is irrelevant .. and therefore unseen pic.twitter.com/0Fivuw5cwY
T 3521 - WAH .. !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 17, 2019
Karva chauth ki shubhkamanayein .. unhein jo pran karti hain pati ki jeevan ke liye
On Thursday evening, Jaya Bachchan celebrated Karwa Chauth with daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, daughter Shweta Bachchan and actress Sonali Bendre.
On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan's upcoming projects are Brahmastra and Chehre. He's also hosting the current season of popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
(With inputs from PTI)