Amitabh Bachchan in pain, cancels Sunday meet with fans outside Jalsa


It is a customary that Amitabh Bachchan has been doing for the past 35 years. The megastar meets his fans outside his bungalow Jalsa every Sunday but he has missed the Sunday meet with his ardent fans as Amitabh was in pain and was in bed.

The 76-year-old actor also asked his fans not to worry.

"...Not doing the Sunday Darshan today... In bed... Pain .. Inform all, nothing to worry, but unable to come out," Bachchan wrote on his blog.

Every Sunday, hundreds of fans thronged outside his residence to get a glimpse of the megastar and Big B never disheartens them and appears before them and waves his hands. Sometime, he is accompanied by his family members also.

Amitabh Bachchan suffers from Hepatitis B. He had said at an event earlier, “Hepatitis B came to me accidentally. After my accident on the sets of Coolie, I was infused with the blood of about 200 donors and 60 bottles of blood were injected into my system. The Australian antigen Hepatitis B had only been detected three months ago and it was very new for being detected also among various tests needed to be carried out before giving blood to another patient. One of my blood donors was carrying Hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to function normally till year 2000 and almost 18 years after the accident, during a very normal medical checkup, I was told that my liver was infected and I had lost 75 per cent of my liver. So, if I am standing here today, you are looking at a person who is surving with 25 per cent of liver. That is the bad part. The good part is you can survive even with 12%. But no one wants to get to that stage.”

On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan will be next seen in Ayan Mukherji’s ‘Brahmastra’.