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.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here