Within minutes after reports of Amitabh Bachchan being hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 surfaced online, the get well soon wishes began pouring in, flooding Twitter and other social media platforms.
Fans and his colleagues from the film industry expressed concerns over the health of Amitabh, one of India’s most loved and best-known actors. “Get well soon sir”, said veteran Malayalam actor Mammootty.
“Take care sir. Love you. Awaiting your tweet when you say you’re fine and going back home, wrote filmmaker Kunal Kohli.
Actor Bipasha Basu said she was praying for his speedy recovery. South superstar Mahesh Babu and Dulquer Salmaan as well as actors Pankaj Tripathi, Nimrat Kaur, Rahkummar Rao and director Hansal Mehta were among those who sent him their wishes.
“Get well soon Amit uncle. All my love and prayers,” actor Sonam Kapoor replied on his tweet.
Senior actor Anupam Kher said he was confident that Amitabh would win the fight against coronavirus just as he had faced life’s challenges with strength and courage.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan assured that the iconic actor will be well looked after and wished him a speedy recovery.
Expressing her sadness on hearing the news, West Bengal chief minister Banerjee, who shares a great rapport with Amitabh, prayed for his speedy recovery.
Several fans too wished for the megastar’s speedy recovery. People also shared Bachchan’s 8 July tweet, where he shared an image of himself saying: “This too shall pass…”.