Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday hinted at receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine following his recovery from a recent eye surgery. Earlier this month, the legendary actor said that recovery from his first eye surgery is “slow and difficult”.
The 78-year-old successfully underwent a second eye surgery last week, PTI reported.
Bachchan took to his blog to open up about the box office performance of his upcoming film ‘Chehre’ as well as the rising concerns over the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
“There is now the fear of another strain, getting free box office results and that is unnerving… The vaccination has become mandatory and soon there shall be the conditioning for yours truly to be one such in queue.”
“Well as soon as the work in progress eyes get settled… till then it’s a wild world ain’t it,” he wrote. He also shared a picture from a dubbing, saying that work can be produced and executed “without hesitation”.
Veteran actors such as Sharmila Tagore, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Mohanlal, Nagarjuna, Paresh Rawal, Satish Shah, Jeetendra, Kamal Haasan, Anupam Kher, Rakesh Roshan and Johnny Lever, were among those to have recently received their first COVID-19 jab.
On Friday, the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) honoured the ‘Sholay’ actor with the FIAF Award for his dedication and contribution to the preservation of the world’s film heritage.
In the post, the actor also marvelled at the technological advancement which made it possible for the event to be held virtually amid the pandemic.
During the virtual event, Hollywood filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan hailed Bachchan as a “celebrated actor” and “living legend”.
Bachchan is the first Indian film personality to be honoured with the award.