The husband of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan confirmed on Twitter Sunday that his wife and their daughter, 8-year-old Aaradhya, have tested positive for COVID-19. Aishwarya and her daughter have become the latest members of the Bollywood famous Bachchan family to contract the virus — husband and fellow Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan and his father, Amitabh Bachchan, also tested positive for the novel coronavirus and are currently hospitalized in India.
“Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive,” Abhishek tweeted. “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.”
Rai Bachchan is a former Miss World pageant winner and has been a Bollywood superstar since her 1997 debut. She also had a brief crossover into Hollywood with 2009’s The Pink Panther 2 opposite Steve Martin.
Coronavirus cases in India have now risen to an estimated 850,000 cases, including 28,637 cases reported on Sunday. More than 20,000 people have died in India.
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