‘World's most beautiful woman’ tests positive for coronavirus

Erin Donnelly
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the Indian actress and former Miss World long touted as the ‘world’s most beautiful woman’ has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wearing red lipstick
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has tested positive for coronavirus according to her husband Abhishek Bachchan, who revealed that the couple’s 8-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, also has the virus. Photo: Getty

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!”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has long been hailed as the 'Most beautiful woman in the world'. Photo: Getty Images
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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.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aaradhya
Husband Abhishek Bachchan and the couple's daughter, Aaradhya, have also tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: Getty Images

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