Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 66 on Saturday, was rushed to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai's Vile Parle West suburb following abdominal pain and then shifted to the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra after a preliminary medical check up.
The Big B was celebrating his birthday at his residence Pratiksha when he suddenly experienced severe pain, a family source said.
He was rushed to Nanavati Hospital, barely a kilometre from his house in Juhu, around 12.30 pm. Less than an hour later, he was taken to Lilavati Hospital, located around five kilometres away at Bandra Reclamation.
When contacted by IANS, hospital authorities refused to comment on the exact nature of illness for which Bachchan underwent a check-up.
The Bachchans are regularly treated at Lilavati Hospital. Many Bollywood stars undergo treatment there and last month Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was also admitted there.
Amitabh's daughter Shweta, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya accompanied him to the hospital, while Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh who was here to take part in the birthday celebrations later visited him at the hospital.