Fans in India pray for Bollywoodâ€™s Bachchans to recover from Corona
Fans across India prayed on Monday for Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and others members of his movie star family who have fallen sick with the coronavirus as the one-day rise in infections hit a new record without any sign of a peak.
Bachchan, 77, and his son, Abhishek, remained in hospital in Mumbai while daughter-in-law and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and his eight-year-old granddaughter, who also tested positive were at home, quarantined.
The Bachchans are the highest-profile Indians to have contracted the virus, which is spreading faster after a months-long lockdown was eased at the end of May to revive a battered economy.
Special Hindu rituals were performed in temples all over India by fans praying for the recovery of an actor adored and respected for a career spanning decades.
â€œIt feels like not only Amitabh Bachchan has fallen sick, but an entire generation has become sick,â€ Vijay Patodia, a member of the All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fansâ€™ Association, told Reuters in a temple in the eastern city of Kolkata. -Entertainment Desk