Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai has tested positive for the coronavirus, her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan said Sunday just a day after he and his father, screen legend Amitabh Bachchan, were admitted to hospital with the infectious disease.

Their eight-year old daughter Aaradhya was also COVID-19 positive, he tweeted, adding that they were recovering at their home in Mumbai.

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan have both tested positive for the coronavirus, a Mumbai city official said Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan have both tested positive for the coronavirus, a Mumbai city official said Photo: AFP / Sujit Jaiswal

"Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home... The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative," Abhishek Bachchan tweeted.

Abhishek said he and his father were positive but both their cases were mild.

Abhishek Bachchan (L) said he and his father Amitabh Bachhan, affectionately known as 'Big B', had been admitted to hospital with the coronavirus Abhishek Bachchan (L) said he and his father Amitabh Bachhan, affectionately known as 'Big B', had been admitted to hospital with the coronavirus Photo: AFP / -

"My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!"

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took the Miss World crown in 1994 and made her acting debut in the late 1990s.

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, 77, announces on to his 43 million Twitter followers that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, 77, announces on to his 43 million Twitter followers that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: DD NATIONAL / Archana THIYAGARAJAN

She went on to become one of the most famous Bollywood faces abroad as well as in India and has been a regular on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. She married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007.

The elder Bachchan, 77 -- idolised in India and affectionately known as "Big B" -- has a more than four-decade-long career in the film industry.

He was voted "actor of the millennium" in a BBC online poll in 1999 and became the first Indian actor to gain a lookalike at London's Madame Tussauds waxworks museum.

The nation of 1.3 billion people is the third-worst infected in the world after the United States and Brazil.