Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai has tested positive for the coronavirus, a Mumbai city authority official told AFP.
The news broke a day after her father-in-Iaw Amitabh Bachchan said he was in hospital with the infectious disease.
Her eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, also tested positive to COVID-19, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.
Similarly, Bachchan’s actor son Abhishek, Rai’s husband, said he contracted COVID-19. However, he is manifesting mild symptoms.
To clarify, Aishwarya Rai is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. Through her successful acting career, she established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India.
In addition, Rai has received numerous accolades, including two Filmfare Awards. She won the Padma Shri honour the Government of India issued in 2009.
The actress also won the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres the Government of France in awarded in 2012. The media often cites her as “the most beautiful woman in the world”.
Rai started receiving many offers to act in the film after she won Miss World crown in1994. So, She made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam’s 1997 Tamil film Iruvar and had her first Hindi film release in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya that same year.
Her first commercial success was the Tamil romantic drama Jeans (1998), which was the most expensive film to be made in Indian cinema at the time. She achieved wider success and won two Best Actress awards at Filmfare for her performances in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002).
Rai garnered critical appreciation for portraying a passionate artist in the Tamil romance Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), Tagore’s heroine, Binodini, in the Bengali film Chokher Bali (2003), a depressed woman in the drama Raincoat (2004), Kiranjit Ahluwalia in the British drama film Provoked (2006) and a nurse in the drama Guzaarish (2010).
Rai’s greatest commercial successes have been the romance Mohabbatein (2000), the adventure film Dhoom 2 (2006), the historical romance’s Guru (2007) and Jodhaa Akbar (2008), the science fiction film Enthiran (2010), and the romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016).
Rai married actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007; the couple has one daughter. Her off-screen roles include duties as a brand ambassador for several charity organisations and campaigns.
She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). In 2003, she was the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.