Amitabh Bachchan skips KIFF owing to poor health

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had to cancel his trip to Kolkata to inaugurate the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival owing to poor health. Since Thursday night, he is not keeping well.

“Amitabhji comes here every time. But he could not turn up. Since last night he is unwell. So doctors have restricted his movements. He is suffering a lot since last night,” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said at the inauguration programme. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the festival along with veteran actor Rakhee.

Banerjee said that early on Friday morning she received a message from Bachchans. “He contacted me, Jaya ji (Jaya Bachchan) also. .. We pray for his long life and good health.

“Today though he could not come, I believe Amitji’s mind is with this festival. We cannot think of this film festival without him,” she said.

Last month, Big B got his full body check-up. He was put up at Nanavati hospital for a day and got his complete check-up.

After returning home, the actor posted a long note on his blog. He asked everyone to respect his privacy and wrote, “Do NOT break the CODE of professional documentation .. ailments and medical conditions are a confidential individual right .. its exploitation, and its attempted commerce are a social illegality .. respect and give required understanding to this .. all is not in the world of sale.” He ended the blog saying, “My love .. and my gratitude for all .. for all that consider care , that consider concern and consider prayer for me.”

The actor is currently hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati that airs on Sony Entertainment Channel. Recently, he has also hosted a grand Diwali bash at Jalsa.