Big B advised rest post surgery

Amitabh Bachchan underwent surgery at Mumbai Sevenhills hospital on Saturday and was advised rest by doctors. The operation lasted for nearly five hours.

Bachchan tweeted on Monday that he was in acute pain. "Not such an exciting day! Acute pain throughout, but bearing up..still in hospital and delay now in release," he tweeted. At first he was reported to be discharged yesterday but now doctors said that his discharge could be delayed by a day or two.

Post the surgery, Amitabh Bachchan from bed thanked all his fans for their wishes and prayers.

Before he went under the knife, he tweeted, "The surgery they say is not too complicated, but then all doctors say the same as you end up on the operating table, and before long the details and the subsequent anxieties begin to rise”.

"There has been a dosage of injections intravenous that began today and shall continue for a few days... a pain in the abdomen has to be investigated tomorrow under a CT Scan and then and only then shall the ok for the surgery be given... so the next few weeks shall be full of nothing else but the hospital and medical bulletins... boring it may be but it shall be as informative as possible," Amitabh posted.

"My stomach which has already been the bed of many complicated battles in the past, shall have to entertain this as well. It's a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal and still does," he wrote.

"I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure, and I wonder how wonderful it would be to be normal again. But this was my fate and I shall accept it with a smile.

"I just feel blessed that despite all the encumbrances the Almighty gave me the courage to keep going has been undiluted. That courage, wrapped as it were, in the love and prayers of well wishers has pulled me through on several occasions and on this one too I solicit similar," he added.