Amitabh Bachchan on orders barring those above 65 from shooting

Sun Online Desk

11th August, 2020 02:14:54 printer

Amitabh Bachchan on orders barring those above 65 from shooting

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has expressed “anxieties” over being able to find work opportunities amid the coronavirus pandemic as a septuagenarian.

His comments came after Bombay High Court on Friday quashed the provisions of the two circulars issued by the Maharashtra government that barred TV and film artistes above 65 years of age from resuming shootings and related work during the coronavirus lockdown, terming them “discriminatory”.

The Bollywood veteran, who returned home after testing negative for COVID-19 last week, said it may be “packers” for the senior workforce in the film industry as legal procedures take time to come to effect.

In the meanwhile, the senior actor also asked his fans and followers to suggest alternate career options for him.

Bachchan, his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, actor-daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan were all admitted at the isolation ward of the Nanavati Hospital here after they tested positive for COVID-19 in July.

While Abhishek tested negative on Saturday and returned home, Aishwarya (46) and Aaradhya (eight), who were initially quarantining at their home, were shifted to the hospital on July 17 and were discharged 10 days later, The Indian Express reported.