Amitabh Bachchan in Hospital? Here is the Truth

Amitabh Bachchan in Hospital? Here is the Truth

Amitabh Bachchan was seen at a hospital and the media went into overdrive with speculations
Amitabh Bachchan in Hospital? Here is the Truth
Amitabh Bachchan

The  ghoulish pleasure that  the yellow  sections of entertainment journalism  get  in spotting a celebrity  at a  hospital is a theme  worthy  of  deep  psycho-analysis. The number of times Amitabh Bachchan  has been put into hospital, rightly or wrongly, can  fill up an entire  ledger  book of visitors. But this time the certainty with which  the  scandal-mongers are probing into Mr Bachchan’s medical history  to conclude that he is  in  hospital for a liver condition, is symptomatic of  an illness that  plagues  entertainment journalism  today.

For those who are anxious about the mega-star’s health, a family member that he is well. “He’s fine. He  is  just in(the  hospital)for  routine  checkups,  so no need  for any alarm,” says  the family member adding that he will be home very shortly.

While the mega-star’s legions of fans  may sigh in relief a question that  the media  needs to ask is, are sensational  headlines more important than the truth about the health of India’s most beloved  actor? Earlier too, when Amitabh Bachchan was genuinely unwell, there were reports of how hordes of media-persons were parked outside the hospital in Bandra, Mumbai asking the most intrusive questions to visitors.

The megastar’s health concerns have always fascinated the media. One of the most famous episodes in his life was during the shoot of Coolie, back in the 80s, when he was almost fatally injured during a fight sequence. The entire country had gathered to pray for his health.

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