Aishwarya Bachchan and her daughter now hospitalised for COVID-19

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, daughter of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan have been admitted into hospital for COVID-19.

Mother and daughter tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after the patriarch also tested positive.

They have now been admitted into Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, where the 77 year-old Amitabh was admitted last week.

Aishwarya was a former Miss World and also Bollywood actress.

She and her 8-year-old daughter tested positive for the Coronavirus 12 July.

Her status became known a day after her father-in-law and top Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and her husband and actor Abhishek said they were infected with the virus.

Maharashtra state health minister Rajesh Tope confirmed the tests.