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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends a commercial event in Mumbai, India, in 2018.
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends a commercial event in Mumbai, India, in 2018. Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

India’s Bollywood star, Amitabh Bachchan, says he tested negative for Covid-19 on Sunday and is back home. 

“I have tested Covid negative, have been discharged. I am back home in solitary quarantine,” the actor tweeted.

He said “the excellent care and nursing at Nanavati (hospital) made it possible for me to see this day.”

Bachchan along with his son, Abhishek Bachchan, tested positive for coronavirus on July 1 while his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and granddaughter tested positive the next day.

While the other three are back home, Abhishek is still in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital.

Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, “I, unfortunately, due to some comorbidities remain Covid-19 positive and remain in hospital. Again, thank you for your continued wishes and prayers for my family.”

He said he was very humbled and indebted by the good wishes and added, “I’ll beat this and come back healthier! Promise.”