Big B worried as Ash leaves for Chennai

New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was worried when his daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai left for Chennai, which was under threat from cyclone Laila.

"Aishwarya left this morning for Chennai right into the thick of the cyclone Laila, which has now hit coastal Andhra (Pradesh) and Tamil Nadu. But she was safe and has started work on `Robot` with Rajinikanth. I was most worried about the weather conditions, but thankfully all went well," the 67-year-old posted on his blog Friday.

Cyclonic Laila remained stationary near south coastal Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains and gales continued to batter the region for the third consecutive day Friday, killing 27 people and inundating towns and villages.