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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after coronavirus treatment

His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, is still in hospital in Mumbai with the virus.

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Amitabh Bachchan (Alastair Grant/AP)

Amitabh Bachchan (Alastair Grant/AP)

Amitabh Bachchan (Alastair Grant/AP)

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from a Mumbai hospital after undergoing three weeks of treatment for coronavirus.

His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, said in a tweet that his father has tested negative and will rest at home. Both were admitted to hospital on July 11.

Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their eight-year-old daughter, who both also contracted the virus, left the hospital last week after recovering. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.

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Aishwarya Rai (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

Aishwarya Rai (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

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Aishwarya Rai (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

The elder Bachchan, 77, has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a former politician and television host.

The Bachchans are often called Bollywood’s first family. Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Jaya is also an actress and a one-time member of parliament. She was not hit by the coronavirus.

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