Just recently, Amitabh Bachchan was having a F2F with doctor Harsh Vardhan at NDTV Swasth India. There he spoke about his personal experience with Tuberculosis and the need to spread awareness about its early diagnosis. During the same chat, he shared how he did not know that he was suffering from the disease for almost 8 years, and how he is not hesitant to confess that he is a Tuberculosis survivor.
An IANS report quoted Big B during this health campaign interaction,
“I keep quoting my personal example all the time and try and propagate the idea of getting yourself detected and I don’t mind saying this publicly I am a tuberculosis survivor, Hepatitis B survivor… Bad blood infusion went in and 75 percent of my liver is gone but because I was able to detect it even after a period of 20 years, when 75 percent of my liver is gone. I am still surviving on 25 percent.”
Laying great importance on the need of getting a timely diagnosis, Big B said,
“Then there is a cure. Even with Tuberculosis. I did not know for almost 8 years I was suffering from Tuberculosis. I keep saying that with immodesty if it can happen to me to anyone. Therefore if you are not willing to get yourself tested then you would never find out and there’s never going to be a cure for it.”
Amitabh Bachchan is popular for his association with various health campaigns such as Polio, Diabetes, Tuberculosis, and Hepatitis B. Superstars have a star power that they harness to further the good schemes of public interest.
Talking about the work, he was last seen in the crime thriller, Badla, in which he starred opposite Taapsee Pannu, an SRK production. His popular quiz based game show: ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati‘ premiered its 11th season on August 19.