"We are using the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri to pray to Lord Shiva to help him recover painlessly from his health problems," Sourav Banerjee of Amitabh Bachchan Fans Association of Kolkata, told PTI.
The fans, clad in traditional attires, took part in the special rituals in the Ekdaliya Evergreen Park. "We have been praying for his health and well-being ever since and are constantly monitoring media reports on his health," Banerjee said.
"He has delivered hits after hits all his career and at this age of his life his body needs rest," said 32-year-old Goutam Basak adding that they are planning a gala celebration when the superstar returns home from hospital.
On February 11, 69-year-old Bachchan underwent an abdominal surgery, but after he complained of acute pain, his stay at the hospital had to be extended. Currently recuperating at the Seven Hills hospital, Big B's health is now said to be improving.