Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's best known film actors, has tested positive for the coronavirus, he told his millions of Twitter followers, BBC News reported.
"I have tested Covid positive, shifted to hospital, hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited," he wrote.
His son, Abhishek, later tweeted he had also tested positive.
Bachchan, 77, has been involved in 200 films since becoming a star five decades ago.
He, and Abhishek, 44, have been taken to a hospital in Mumbai, and his son described them both as having mild symptoms.
Amitabh urged anyone who had been close to him in the past 10 days to get tested.
The rest of the Bachchan family have returned negative coronavirus antigen test reports, local media reported.
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