LATEST: Indian screen legend Anitabh Bachchan is in intensive care after undergoing bowl surgery yesterday evening (30NOV05).

The 63-year-old, known as Big B to fans, was taken to hospital on Monday (28NOV05) suffering from stomach pain.

He was diagnosed with diverticulitis - a condition which can lead to infection or rupture of the intestine. The operation is thought to have been a success, but Bachchan will remain under observation in intensive care in Mumbai, India, for a further three days.

A hospital statement says the SARKAR star is "in a stable condition".