Nostalgia! Amitabh Bachchan Shares Memories Of His Colleagues (Part II)

Mina Muzumdar |Feb 07, 2019

Amitabh Bachchan shared his deep thought about Bollywood legend actors. Read details!

Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan worked together in several movies and in any project, they always had memorable experiences. For Big' B, Sanjeev Kumar was an excellent actor, and he had learned so much from Sanjeev Kumar.

Big' B shared that Sanjeev Kumar was a life lover and he lived in his own inimitable way. Moreover, his dedicate sense of humour and numerous tales on and off film studio could make anyone rejoiced. According to Big' B, Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bachchan are close together, they had played in several sensitive movies, and Sanjeev Kumar really keened on her. In addition to the detail that Sanjeev Kumar has never taken care of his appearance, Big' B revealed the weakness of Sanjeev Kumar, that was food.

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Ashok Kumar

Based on the description of Amitabh Bachchan, Ashok Kumar always smile when appearing and jokes are the specialities that he treated everyone at occasions. As a skilful actor, Dada Muni, the other name of Ashok Kumar, put himself well-prepared at all time, even in his 80s. His passion and enthusiasm could make any young actor ashamed. By forming himself and practising Homeopathy, he had helped a lot of his co-workers when curing their complicated medical issues.

Furthermore, Ashok Kumar was a sociable person when he could be easily comfortable when working with colleagues who at the age of his grandchildren. Having him on set was a delight as he had a unique way to recount stories from days gone by.

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Amjad Khan

Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan first met on the movie studio of Sholay, and Amitabh Bachchan was given a nickname, "Shorty". Till the day Amjad Khan passed away (1992), the duo had maintained their friendship. It is likely that there was nothing to hide among the two, they share both personal and professional moment to each other.

Unfortunately, Amjad Khan had a severe car accident when he was on the way to Goa where he is going to have shot for the movie The Great Gambler. He had been terribly injured in multi parts of his body, and there is no civilisation was close to the accident scene. He only could rely on himself to exit from the crashed car and before exhausted and fainted, he made a miracle when bringing all family members to the hospital, including his children and his wife.

According to Amitabh Bachchan, he arrived Goa and immediately rushed to the hospital where his friend was treated. The situation was so severe. Amjad Khan was slipped into unconsciousness, and he could not breathe normally because the broken ribs made a puncture in the lung. Obviously, surgery was the must for him but the doctors believed that moving Amjad Khan to Mumbai was unnecessary.

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When the wounds of Amjad Khan become more and more serious, those presented there had to make a difficult decision - who will take responsibility for signing the surgical document. It is not hard to understand why no one wanted to step forward to sign the document which discharges doctors from legal issues if there are any unwanted incidents. Despite the confirmation of Amjad Khan's family to conduct the surgery via a phone call as there was no way for them to be in Goa immediately, none of the production members dared to sign, except Big' B. Luckily, even the hospital did not have best conditions, the surgery finished well. For better conditions, Amjad Khan was shifted to Mumbai on a flight arranged by Big' B. The wounds cannot keep him on the bed forever, he recovered and back to the set later. The time Amjad Khan left the hospital, there was an emotional letter written by him sent to Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan claimed that he has kept the letter until now. The incident made the two closer than ever. As compensation, Amjad Khan wholeheartedly supported when Amitabh Bachchan was in the hospital and when he was in the recovering process after the accident on the set of Coolie. It seemed to be that the two still optimistic when joked and laughed at the similarity of their hospital episodes. It is hard to imagine the feeling of Amitabh Bachchan when being announced that his close friend was passed away, totally shocked. Amitabh Bachchan believed that was the day a treasure of industry and Indian was lost.

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(To be continued)

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