Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday afternoon informed his fans that he is canceling the weekly meet and greet ritual at his home due to ill health. The 76-year-old actor, who sees his admirers every Sunday at his house Jalsa in Juhu since past 36 years, said he might be in pain but fans need not worry. “…Not doing the Sunday Darshan today… In bed… Pain .. Inform all, nothing to worry, but unable to come out,” Bachchan wrote on his blog.
Bachchan meets fans outside his home, Jalsa every Sunday. Hundreds come to meet him from across the country and the actor waves at them from the premises of his home. He often shares photos from the Sunday meeting on social media. He is at times accompanied by his family members as he waves to his fans including daughter Shweta Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan. He had recently written with one such post, “and the Sunday love continues .. humbled beyond compare .. From 1982 to 2018.”
Amitabh Bachchan suffers from Hepatitis B. He had said at an event earlier, “Hepatitis B came to me accidentally. After my accident on the sets of Coolie, I was infused with the blood of about 200 donors and 60 bottles of blood were injected into my system. The Australian antigen Hepatitis B had only been detected three months ago and it was very new for being detected also among various tests needed to be carried out before giving blood to another patient. One of my blood donors was carrying Hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to function normally till year 2000 and almost 18 years after the accident, during a very normal medical checkup, I was told that my liver was infected and I had lost 75 per cent of my liver. So, if I am standing here today, you are looking at a person who is surving with 25 per cent of liver. That is the bad part. The good part is you can survive even with 12%. But no one wants to get to that stage.”
The actor, who was last seen in Badla, is currently working on Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmastra and a bilingual project, titled Tera Yaar Hoon Main. Bachchan is also teaming up with Emraan Hashmi for a mystery thriller.