Amitabh Bachchan gets emotional on completing 37 years of second birth; says, it is a debt he can never repay

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 August 2019, 12:50 PM
Amitabh Bachchan commemorates 37 years of surviving accident on Coolie sets
Amitabh Bachchan commemorates 37 years of surviving accident on Coolie sets

Amitabh Bachchan will complete 77 years on October 11 and has already soent 50 golden years in Bollywood, but the actor will never forget the day when he was reborn i.e. on August 2 after surviving multiple injuries. 

The actor recently took to Instagram to celebrate his secound birth's  anniversary that falls today.  It has been 37 years now since he suffered near-fatal accident on the sets of his 1983 film, Coolie.

Expressing his feeling of gratiude on Twitter at round 3 am the actor said, "“Many are they that remember this day with love and respect and with prayer .. I can only say I am blessed to have such gracious thoughts with me .. it is this love that carries me on each day .. it is a debt that I shall never be able to repay ...”

 

For the uninitiated, on July 26, 1982, during the filming of a action sequence in the sets of his blockbuster film Coolie,  also featuring Puneet Issar at the Bangalore University campus, Amitabh was severely hurt when he jumped and accidentally landed on a table abruptly.

The actor was rushed to a Mumbai hospital and underwent multiple surgeries. The actor had once written on his blog about how he was declared clinically dead for a few minutes before being put on the ventilator. 

As his family, friends and millions of fans rushed to temples, mosques and churches to pray for his well-being, the actor finally gained consciousness on August 2.

His son and actor Abhishek Bachchan had once shared a throwback picture from the senior actor’s hospital days on Instagram. All from Abhishek, his sister Shweta Bachchan and his several cousins are seen sitting around Amitabh as he lay on his hospital bed.

Abhishek Bachchan had opened up about visiting his father in hospital after the near-fatal accident. "When I used to visit my father after his accident on the sets of Coolie in 1982, seeing him connected to many drips and machines, he used to tell me they were kites that he had got for me. I was 6 years old," he wrote.

"My father was fighting for his life and all I thought about was... why isn't he allowing me to play with these kites??? The innocence of childhood I guess," he added.

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#throwbackthursday taken in the mid 80's ( 1985 if memory serves). I call it Big B and the Bachchan bunch. Dad was hospitalised with Mysthenia Gravis and my sister, cousins and I had gone to visit him. Being too young to understand what all was going on our parents always made it out to be like an outing so that we would not be disturbed by the hospital and its workings. When I used to visit my father after his accident on the sets of "Coolie" in 1982, seeing him connected to many drips and machines, he used to tell me they were kites that he had got for me. I was 6 yrs old. My father was fighting for his life and all I thought about was... why isn't he allowing me to play with these kites??? The innocence of childhood I guess.

A post shared by Abhishek Bachchan (@bachchan) on May 31, 2017 at 8:47pm PDT

 

The actor is currently shooting for multiple projects that include Gulabi Sitabo with Ayushmann Khurrana and Chere with Emraan Hashmi.

First Published: Friday, August 02, 2019 12:50 PM
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