Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek in stable condition after testing positive for COVID-19

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      Members of three generations of Bollywood's famed Bachchan family have contracted the novel coronavirus.

      The patriarch, 77-year-old superstar Amitabh Bachchan, is reportedly "clinically stable" in a Mumbai hospital, as is his 44-year-old actor son, Abhishek Bachchan.

      Abhishek's wife, 46-year-old actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, have also tested positive and are self-quarantining at home.

      Amitabh Bachchan's wife, actor and politician Jaya Bachchan, has not tested positive.

      Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has expressed his best wishes over Twitter to the Bachchan family.

      "The prayers of crores of countrymen are with the entire Bachchan family," Modi wrote in Hindi. "We all pray to Lord Ram ji for your early recovery."

      (A crore is the equivalent of 10 million.)

      Amitabh Bachchan has appeared in dozens of Hindi-language movies, including Black, Silsila, Deewar, Sholay, Sarkar, and Wazir.

      He also had a cameo appearance as underworld gangster Meyer Wolfsheim in a 2012 Hollywood adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.