Was Amitabh Bachchan unwell? Here's what he said

There were reports that he was hospitalised and underwent angioplasty

amitabh-abhishek-bachchan-pti Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek during the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) final between Majhi Mumbai and Tiigers of Kolkata, in Thane | PTI

Dismissing reports that he was unwell, megastar Amitabh Bachchan late on Friday said it was “fake news”. Bachchan and son Abhishek were photographed at the Dadoji Kondadev Stadium in Thane attending the final match of the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) between Majhi Mumbai vs Tiigers of Kolkata, hours after reports of his ill-health surfaced.

Earlier in the day, there were reports that he was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and that he had undergone an angioplasty procedure for either a clot in his leg or a blocked artery. An Indian Express report had said that the doctors at the hospital confirmed that Bachchan, 81, underwent the procedure on Friday morning. However, neither the actor nor the hospital had issued any official statement.

In a video, circulating on social media, Bachchan is seen exiting the stadium when someone from the crowd asks him about his health. The actor is initially seen gesturing with his hands that everything is fine.

The person then asked him, "How are you? All fine? to which Bachchan said, "Fake news."

#Amitabh Bachchan and #Kokilaben Hospital were top trends on X earlier in the day, with fans wishing him a speedy recovery.

Bachchan was last seen in a cameo appearance in Tiger Shroff's Ganapath. His upcoming films include Deepika Padukone and Prabhas-starrer Kalki AD 2898. He will also be seen alongside Rajinikanth in the Tamil film Vettaiyan.

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