Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was scheduled to attend the Sharjah International Book Fair, couldn’t grace the event this year due to health issues.

The 77-year-old actor was set to participate in the book fair on October 30. His fans in UAE who were eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of Big B were left disheartened.

In a statement issued by the fair’s management, it was announced that Bachchan won’t be able to fulfil his attendance at the event “owing that to health issues, which make him unfit to undertake overseas travel”, reported PTI.

The statement further mentioned about the veteran actor’s ailing health and his hospitalization in Mumbai earlier this month due to a liver problem.
“Bachchan sent his regards to the millions of fans who were eagerly anticipating to hear from him, in person, at the book fair. He expressed profound dismay for missing this opportunity to meet and address them,” the statement further read.

Meanwhile, Big B had family time during Diwali in Mumbai and shared celebration pictures on his official social media handle.