Amitabh Bachchan was recently tested positive for COVID-19 but luckily he has recovered from it and is now back home after getting tested negative for it. Also, he is concerned about returning back to work. He took to his blog to express his fear due to his age & also the recent order of the Maharashtra government that barred all persons above the age of 65 years from shooting & participating in any work on film sets because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Bombay High Court recently quashed the petition.
In his blog, Big B wrote:
There are of course many other anxieties that trouble the mind. Government authorities have stipulated that those at 65 age and above cannot go out to work… For people like me, my profession and my 78 yrs, it’s packers then! The Film body that formally we are all associated with did put in a counter to that in the Courts and I believe the Honourable High Court has disallowed the age limit restrictions and so for the moment those above 50 are safe to work .. but Courts and Legal procedures take time and I wonder what shall come out of it. Are there any alternate work jobs for me, that the Ef could in their kindness suggest, in case everything goes down in the Courts?
As per the source ANI, one of the pleas read as stated under:
As per the list available with the petitioner, there are thousands of people aged above 65 years who were participating in the shooting of programmes prior to the lockdown. The shootings of such films and programmes have been left in between due to the non-availability of such people.
Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in the movie Gulabo Sitabo which was premiered on Amazon Prime Video and also starred Ayushmaan Khurana in the leading role and Big B had also made a special appearance in Ghoomketu which starred Nawazudin Sidiqui.