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As we had told you last week, megastar Amitabh Bachchan fell sick in Jaipur, where he had gone to celebrate his son Abhishek Bachchan's birthday. After a three day extended stay in the Pink City, Amitabh returned to Shimla to continue shooting with Sarika for Shoojit Sircar's Showbite.
However, just after a couple of days of shooting, Amitabh's sickness seems to have relapsed. As per sources, on Saturday, Amitabh again felt feverish and showed symptoms of throat infection. Though eight to ten scenes involving Bachchan and Sarika were canned, he had to rest between each shot, due to exhaustion, much to the concern of the whole unit. While Amitabh did not consult any local physician or visit a hospital, he did talk to his family doctor on mobile and took the prescribed medicines.
As we file this report, the latest on Bachchan is that he has returned to Mumbai from Shimla, via a chartered plane which he boarded from Chandigarh on Sunday. The matter regarding Amitabh's return or otherwise to Shimla, will only be known after a couple of days. However, if Big B cannot return to Shimla, due to health reasons, Shoojit may have to shoot in Mumbai itself, after the unit returns.
In the meantime, the shooting of Showbite will continue for another 10-12 days in the inclement Shimla weather.