Happy 27th birthday, Big B!
Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 27th ‘birthday’ on August 2 by recounting the life-threatening incident that took place on the sets of Coolie.Updated: Aug 04, 2009, 12:34 IST
Big B recalled, “We were shooting some action sequences at the platform and all went off well. Until perhaps the most simplest of shots, of taking a punch in the stomach and rolling over a table, brought me to a halt. The entire night I wreathed in pain.” In the morning he was shifted to the Philomena Hospital in Bangalore .
“A renowned neuro-surgeon announced, ‘Get him on the operating table, right now, else you will be taking a dead body on the evening flight’... I didn’t come out of it for hours. Jaya was brought to my bedside to have a last look. I had sunk to a
clinical death...,” he added. The procedure continued till Jaya noticed his toe move. “I lived. It was late in the night… the 2nd of August 1982!! Happy Birthday!!” he concluded.