Indian superstar Aamir Khan is the latest Bollywood celebrity to have tested positive for Covid-19. The actor, who has a huge fan following in Bangladesh and China also, is currently in home isolation in Mumbai.
In a statement on Wednesday, the 56-year-old actor's spokesperson said: "Aamir Khan has tested positive for Covid 19. He is at home in self quarantine, following all the protocols and he's doing fine."
The Bollywood superstar has also urged all the people who have come in contact with him in the past few days, to isolate and get themselves tested for coronavirus.
"All those who came in contact with him in the recent past should get themselves tested as a precautionary measure. Thank you for all your wishes and concern," the actor's representative said.
Through his 30-year career in Hindi films, Aamir has established himself as one of the most influential actors of Indian cinema. In fact, Newsweek magazine once described him as the "biggest movie star" in the world.
Aamir made his debut as a child artiste in his uncle Nasir Hussain's blockbuster film Yaadon Ki Baaraat in 1973. His adult debut was with the film Holi in 1984. He shot to limelight for his brilliant performance in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak four years later.
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Apart from receiving a number of awards, including four National Film Awards and the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan, Aamir was conferred with an honorary title by the Chinese government in 2017.
A number of Bollywood celebrities, right from singer Kanika Kapoor to actors Sunny Deol, Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek, have been tested positive for the deadly virus since the pandemic broke out in March last year.
Source: United News of Bangladesh