Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Hepatitis B, but has been living normally despite the disease. The 76-year-old actor was speaking at the launch of National Action Plan on combatting viral hepatitis in India. Bachchan said this discrimination is “condemnable” and was shocked to know how things unfold for women suffering from the disease.
“If I can be the living example for the citizens of the country that despite being a hepatitis B patient, I am living normally, I will be glad to do so” he added. Bachchan who is the World Health Organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region, said women must be treated with respect and dignity.