The news was shared in a tweet from the 46-year-old star’s actor husband, Abhishek Bachchan, who revealed that the couple’s eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, also has COVID-19.
Just a day earlier, Bachchan, had disclosed that he and his 77-year-old father, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, had tested positive after experiencing mild symptoms.
According to Bachchan, whose family is considered Bollywood royalty, his famous wife will be self-quarantining at home alongside their daughter. He did not offer more details about their symptoms.
He wrote: “Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful. The rest of the family including my mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers.”
Abhishek and Amitabh, meanwhile, continue to be hospitalised, with the actor adding: “My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!”
Crowned Miss World 1994 before going on to reach international acclaim as the star of films like Bride and Prejudice and Jodhaa Akbar and model for high-profile campaigns for L’Oréal, Rai married Bachchan in 2007 in a superstar pairing once compared to Brangelina.