Amitabh Bachchan down with viral fever, advised rest


Monsoon arrived and season change has taken a toll on megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s health. It is learnt that Big B is suffering from viral fever and following which he postpones work commitments until he recovers completely.

A source says, “Mr Bachchan is on rest since he has been running a temperature for a while. It is just viral fever and nothing serious. His doctor has advised him to avoid over-exertion, so he is off work for a few days.”

The star was supposed to meet the makers of ‘Aankhen 2’ to discuss the film’s launch and shoot schedule, but had to put the discussion on hold, says the source, adding, “He will, in all likelihood, catch up with them by the end of this week and allot dates for the film, which is slated to roll out in July. However, since he is on rest, it is likely to be delayed by a few days.”

Last weekend, Big B was spotted at a Pro Kabaddi League match to cheer for son Abhishek Bachchan’s team ‘Pink Panthers’ along with wife Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.

A source close to the star says, “He is doing much better now.”