Megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Taking to official blog, the 78-year-old actor revealed that every member of his family, except son Abhishek Bachchan, have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine. Last month, Mr Bachchan hinted that he was to get the vaccine sometime soon. "Vaccination done. All well. Did COVID test for family and staff yesterday. results came today. All good, all negative. So done the vaccine," Amitabh Bachchan wrote.
"All family done except Abhishek. he be on location and shall do it on return soon in a few days."
Take a look:
The veteran actor also posted a picture of him receiving the vaccine at a vaccine centre.
Abhishek Bachchan has been filming for his upcoming social comedy "Dasvi" in Agra. The actor completed the shooting on Thursday.
Calling the vaccination process "historic", Amitabh Bachchan said he will later pen a longer blog post about it.
"The entire procedure of taking the vaccination needs a rather detailed exclusive blog. shall do so. later. it was historic," he added.
Last year, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, actor-daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and his granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan had tested positive for coronavirus.
Amitabh Bachchan is the latest Indian film celebrity to be vaccinated after Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sharmila Tagore, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Mohanlal, Jeetendra, Kamal Haasan, Nagarjuna, Rohit Shetty, Neena Gupta, Rakesh Roshan and Johnny Lever.
On the work front, Amitabh has five releases lined up. He will be seen in Rumi Jafry's psychological suspense drama Chehre, which also stars actor Emraan Hashmi and Rhea Chakraborty.
He is also shooting for Mayday, which has been directed by Ajay Devgn and also stars him and Rakul Preet Singh. He also has Jhund and Brahmastra as well as an untitled film where he shares the screen with Prabhas and Deepika Padukone.
Meanwhile, the Centre had announced that all people above 45 years of age would be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines from April 1.
(With PTI Inputs)