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Amitabh Bachchan in hospital since 3 days, being treated for liver problem

According to reports, the actor was admitted to a Mumbai hospital at 2 am on Tuesday.

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Updated: Oct 18, 2019, 12.22 PM IST
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The actor has reportedly been kept under observation at a special room equivalent to an ICU.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital, according to reports.

Mumbai Mirror reported that the actor, who celebrated his 77th birthday last week, was rushed to hospital on Tuesday at 2 am, and has been there since the past three days.

He is reportedly being treated for a liver problem. The actor had contracted Hepatitis B virus in 1982, while undergoing treatment for a near-fatal accident on the sets of 'Coolie'. His liver lost 75 per cent of its function due to cirrhosis as one of his blood donors was incidentally carrying the Hepatitis B virus which entered his system during transfusion.

Reports also suggest that the actor is staying at a special room, equivalent to an ICU, and is being visited by the family frequently.

However, the Big B - an avid social media user - has continued his Twitter activity, leaving fans confused.

On Thursday, Bachchan posted a picture with wife Jaya, wishing her on Karva Chauth.


In another post on the same day, he shared picture of them, in which he was cropped out, with the caption, "the better half .. !! ��quite obviously the other half is irrelevant .. and therefore unseen."



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King Of All Trades

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A name that needs no introduction, a voice that is recognised by millions, and a presence that makes even the most established actors nervous. Amitabh Bachchan is in every sense one of the biggest superstars the country has seen. Having spent 50 years in the industry, and given fans masterpieces like 'Zanjeer', ‘Deewar’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Black’, and ‘Paa’ among several others, the Big B - as he commonly known - is a force to be reckoned with, even as he turns 77. Showing no signs of slowing down, the Padma Vibhushan-awardee’s upcoming films include Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and Rumi Jaffery’s ‘Chehre’. While continuing to enthrall audiences every time he comes on screen, the superstar, who was 'selected unanimously' for Dadasaheb Phalke award this year, also dabbled in several other trades - sometimes succeeding, at other times not so much - through the course of his professional journey. Here’s a look at Bachchan Sr. beyond films.
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