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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus

His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, said in a tweet Sunday that his father has tested negative.
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan speaks during an interview in London.(AP)

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus.

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

Abhishek Bachchan's wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-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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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.

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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.