Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bollywood star known as 'world's most beautiful woman,' tests positive for COVID-19

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 COVID-19. The news was shared in a tweet from the 46-year-old star’s actor husband, Abhishek Bachchan, who revealed that the couple’s 8-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.

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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.

The male Bachchans, meanwhile, continue to be hospitalized.

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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.

Husband Abhishek Bachchan and the couple's daughter, Aaradhya, have also tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo: SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images)
Husband Abhishek Bachchan and the couple's daughter, Aaradhya, have also tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo: SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images)

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