18 July 2020 10:40
FILE PHOTO: Indian film actor Abhishek Bachchan, his wife Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya in a 2019 photograph taken at the wedding of Akash Ambani, the son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, India. Picture taken on March 9, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas (Reuters) - Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter were hospitalised for COVID-19 treatment, the Times of India reported on Saturday, days after her husband and father-in-law were admitted. Rai's father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan, also major Bollywood celebrities, were admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital early this week, becoming the highest-profile patients the pandemic sweeping India. At the same time, Aishwarya Rai, a former Miss World who regularly appears on "most beautiful" lists, and her eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but they have since been in home quarantine.
"After Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya have been shifted to Nanavati hospital," the newspaper said, adding that they were admitted to the top Mumbai private hospital on Friday. A spokeswoman for Aishwarya Rai did not respond to text messages and calls seeking comment. Aishwarya Rai, 46, has worked on several Bollywood and Hollywood films. She is a brand ambassador for some multinational companies, including L'Oreal. India, which has registered over a million coronavirus cases, has the world's third-highest number of infections, and more than 26,000 people have died of COVID-19.
Fans across India prayed this week for the celebrity family as the virus continued its rapid spread without any sign of a peak. Ms Rai, 46, has worked on several Bollywood and Hollywood films. She is a brand ambassador for some multinational companies, including L'Oreal. India, which has registered over a million coronavirus cases, has the world's third-highest number of infections, and more than 26,000 people have died of Covid-19. Partial lockdowns have been re-imposed in some densely populated areas to control the spread of the virus. Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya were admitted to the Nanavati Hospital on Friday night as they started showing mild symptoms of COVID-19, five days after being tested positive for the virus. As per a report on the channel CNN News18, both Aishwarya and her eight-year-old daughter are stable and in the isolation ward. Also Read - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan And Daughter Aaradhya Admitted to Nanavati Hospital After Getting COVID-19 Along with Aishwarya and Aaradhya, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek were also tested positive for the virus. They got admitted to the hospital a week back after being asymptomatic. The other members of the Bachchan family – Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Nanda and her kids Agastya and Navya Naveli – have tested negative for COVID-19. All of them continue to be home quarantined until the second round of tests is conducted to rule out the further possibility of virus contraction. Also Read - Vivek Oberoi Wishes Speedy Recovery For Aishwarya Rai And The Entire Bachchan Family Earlier, it was revealed that even though Aishwarya and Aaradhya were tested positive, they were not showing any symptoms of the illness and were asked by the doctors to stay isolated at home. However, as they started showing mild symptoms, they were shifted to the hospital last night. On Saturday morning, the hospital informed the media that their vitals are stable and there's nothing to worry about. Also Read - Abhishek Bachchan Finally Confirms Aishwarya Rai And Aaradhya Are Home Quarantined After Being Tested Positive Meanwhile, Bachchan has been informing his fans about his health on a daily basis by using social media. In his latest tweet, he mentioned how both he and his family members are being treated well at the hospital and there's nothing that the fans should worry about. He also thanked those praying for the well-being of his family members. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya have been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after complaining of difficulty in breathing. The 46-year-old actress and daughter had tested positive and are now undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in the same hospital where her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and husband Abhishek have been admitted as well for the same on July 11. "Both Aishwarya and Aaradhya were admitted to Nananvati hospital today. They are fine," a source told PTI. On Friday, July 17, Aishwarya and Aaradhya were transferred to hospital after complaining of "breathlessness ", Times of India has reported. According to reports, both the mother and daughter were in self-isolation at the Bachchan residence Jalsa, which was sealed by the Brihanmumbai Corporation (BMC). Aishwarya's mother-in-law, actress and politician Jaya Bachchan had tested negative for the virus. She remains in isolation at home. Last weekend, Abhishek took to his Twitter to announce that he along with his father, wife and daughter had tested positive for the coronavirus, "Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you," wrote Abhishek in his original tweet. In another tweet he wrote," Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful.The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers." What You Should Know Both Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya have been hospitalised after facing difficulty in breathing. Until now they had been isolating at home. Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya's husband Abhishek were admitted to the same hospital on July 11. Also Read: Navya Naveli Nanda Launches Online Healthcare Portal For Women Abhishek further urged everyone to stay safe and follow the rules, "My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone, please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules." Amitabh Bachchan's grandchildren Agastya and Navya Naveli Nanda and daughter Shweta Nanda have reportedly tested negative. India's COVID-19 count crossed one million mark on July 18.