Big B’s ‘rebirth’ post ‘Coolie’ accident

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thanked everyone who prayed for him when he suffered a near fatal accident on this day 33 years ago on the set of “Coolie”. The accident was his “rebirth in (a) sense”.

The now 72-year-old was in a hospital here for almost two months.

“August 2nd 1982… I live after ‘Coolie’ accident… On returning home saw father in tears for first time ever. To all that give me prayers and wish… August 2nd my rebirth in sense… I fold my hands in gratitude,” Amitabh tweeted on Sunday.

He also tweeted a photograph in which he is touching the feet of his father-cum-late poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, who is seen with tears in his eyes.

While filming a fight sequence with co-star Puneet Issar on the set of Manmohan Desai’s “Coolie”, Amitabh was supposed to fall on the table first and then on to the ground.

However due to a wrong judgement, Puneet ended up hitting Amitabh’s abdomen and he landed on the edge of the table due to which internal bleeding started.

Amitabh was rushed to a hospital and his surgery took place on August 2. Almost in a coma like situation, it took several months for him to recover.

After recovering, he resumed with the shooting of “Coolie”, which released in 1983.

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