‘Coolie’ accident was a rebirth: Amitabh Bachchan
Actor Amitabh Bachchan (right) says he is grateful to everybody who prayed for him during his accident on the sets of Coolie, exactly 33 years ago. The 72-year-old took to Twitter to share details about the accident. The actor said he saw his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, in tears for the first time after his return from the hospital.
“August 2nd 1982... I live after Coolie accident... On returning home saw Father in tears for first time ever (sic),” Bachchan wrote, posting a picture (inset) where he is touching his father’s feet.
Bachchan suffered a near-fatal accident while shooting an action scene for Manmohan Desai’s Coolie in Bangalore in 1982. The Piku star thanked his fans for their prayers and hailed his life after the accident as a rebirth.
“To all that give me prayers and wish... August 2nd my rebirth in sense... I fold my hands in gratitude... The details of those times spent at the hospital are difficult to describe, and have been done often enough. It would not give me pleasure to describe them again... But it would never stop me from accepting that had it not been the prayers of millions that went up from home and across the world, I would not have been writing this blog... (sic),” he wrote.