Amitabh Bachchan reveals shocking health update: I am suffering from Hepatitis B!

Bollywood’s megastar; Amitabh Bachchan, who is the World Health Organisation's Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region, made a shocking revelation about his health stating that he is suffering from Hepatitis B and yet is leading a very healthy and normal life.

Amitabh Bachchan reveals shocking health update: I am suffering from Hepatitis B! Amitabh Bachchan reveals shocking health update: I am suffering from Hepatitis B! Source : press

Bollywood's megastar; Amitabh Bachchan, who is the World Health Organisation's Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region, made a shocking revelation about his health stating that he is suffering from Hepatitis B and yet is leading a very healthy and normal life.


The actor further said that it pains him to see women being discriminated for suffering from the same disease and that he will continue to fight against the stigma associated with the problem for as long as he is alive.

 
The original Don actor was quoted saying," I have heard such horrific stories where married women were thrown out of their houses because they were suffering from hepatitis B. I thought if my voice and face can help bring awareness, then I will be glad to do so. If I can be the living example for the citizens of the country that despite being a hepatitis B patient, I am living normally."


Mr. Bachchan also said," To be discriminated like this just because they are carrying hepatitis B virus is not acceptable. I will fight for this as long as I am alive." The 76-year-old actor was speaking at the launch of the National Action Plan on combating viral hepatitis in India. 


Amitabh Bachchan further went on to say that," Discrimination against women has been most disturbing for me. This shouldn't happen. Women are half the power of the country; they are the strength of the country. They must be given the respect and dignity that all deserve."


On the professional front Mr.Bachchan will next be seen in Sujoy Ghosh directorial ‘Badla' starring Tapsee Pannu; apart from Ayan Mukherjee's ‘Bramhastra', which also features real-life couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor for the first time on screen!


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