Dismissing reports in some sections of the media that his daughter-in-law and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai has swine flu, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has said Aishwarya’s health has improved and is much better and will be ready to resume work in a day or two.
”No, she does not have swine flu,” Amitabh Bachchan said on his blog on Monday, thus clarifying reports in this regard appearing in the media.
Commenting on media reports about Aishwarya having swine flu, the superstar said, ”Little mention of Aishwarya’s indisposition has created a media hurricane. Headlines screaming she has swine flu have appeared along with other national news. The paucity of sensationalist material has created a herd mentality towards interpreting that gentle whiff of air into a storm of immense proportions. Getting the news out first has taken precedence over research and authentication.”
Talking about Aishwarya’s health, he said, ”She has improved and is much better and ready to resume work by tomorrow or the day after.”
In a previous blog, Amitabh Bachchan, who was in Singapore to look after his friend and Samajwadi Party Chief Amar Singh, had expressed concern over Aishwarya’s health.
”Aishwarya has taken ill and is down with chest infection and flu-like symptoms. She had a high fever yesterday but is settling down today. It’s worrying to be so far away from children and not be there to look after them. Yes, they are mature and married and responsible, but children will always remain children !”