Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 66 on Saturday, was rushed to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai following abdominal pain and then shifted to Lilavati Hospital after a preliminary medical check up.
Big B was celebrating his birthday at his residence Pratiksha when he suddenly experienced severe pain, a family source said. He was rushed to Nanavati Hospital, barely a kilometre from his house in Juhu, around 12.30 pm (local time). Less than an hour later, he was taken to Lilavati Hospital, located around five kilometres away at Bandra Reclamation.
However, hospital authorities have refused to comment on the exact nature of illness for which Bachchan underwent a check-up. The hospital has been cordoned off by police since they expect a large number of fans to come there.
Amitabh’s daughter Shweta, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya accompanied him to the hospital, while Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh (Biggest Chamcha) who was in the city to take part in the birthday celebrations later visited him at the hospital. Fans gathered outside ‘Jalsa’ in the suburbs were shocked to see an ambulance entering the bungalow and then taking the actor, who was accompanied by son Abhishek, to the hospital.
In November 2005, Bachchan was operated at Mumbai’s Leelavati hospital after he developed intestinal problems. He could resume work only after a two-month break.
Big B’s hospatilization couldn’t come at a worse time, what with facing political opposition from Raj Thackarey’s MNS and Bachchan Junior’s Drona making over 35cr losses for its producers. Mr Bachchan, We wish you a speedy recovery