Steve Martin and John Cena send messages to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: 'Wishing you a speedy recovery'

The actress and her daughter, 8, were taken to hospital with Covid-19 earlier this week

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A number of Hollywood stars have sent encouraging messages to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is in hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The Devdas star, 46, and her daughter, Aaradhya, 8, were admitted to hospital in Mumbai nearly a week after they were revealed to have Covid-19.

One of Rai Bachchan's co-stars took to social media to share his thoughts for the actress.

Aishwarya Rai stars as Sonia and Steve Martin stars as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in Columbia Pictures' The Pink Panther 2 (2009). Photo credit by Peter Iovino.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Steve Martin starred in 2009's 'The Pink Panther 2'

Steve Martin, who appeared with the former Miss World winner in 2009's The Pink Panther 2, shared his well wishes on Twitter.

"I'm wishing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter a speedy recovery," Martin wrote on Sunday, July 19. "She was such an elegant and delightful acting partner in Pink Panther."

The two starred in the action comedy, in which Martin played Inspector Jacques Clouseau and Rai Bachchan a criminology expert named Sonia Solandres.

John Cena, the professional wrestler-turned-actor, also shared a picture of Rai Bachchan on his Instagram account on Sunday.

The Blockers star did not caption the photo, nor did he confirm if he had met the actress.

As Cena explains in his Instagram bio, he intentionally does not accompany his posts with text: "These images will be posted without explanation, for your interpretation. Enjoy."

Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya were transferred to hospital on Friday, July 17, after complaining of "breathlessness", Times of India reported.

The actress is one of Bollywood's most popular stars, and in a bid to assure fans, a hospital representative told Press Trust of India that their cases were mild, saying: "They are fine."

The actress's husband, Abhishek Bachchan, 44, and father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, 77, were taken to hospital with Covid-19 on Saturday, July 11.

The four family members are at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.

There has been no official update on the cases of Amitabh and Abhishek since Sunday, July 12, when Abhishek said on Twitter: "My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!"

He has not posted any update on his wife and daughter since July 12, when he confirmed that the two had "also tested Covid-19 positive".

While in hospital, Amitabh has not directly commented on his health since he told fans he had the coronavirus. However, he has continued to engage with the public, sharing regular poems, prayers and messages of thanks on his Twitter account.