PRAYERS: File photograph of Amitabh Bachchan leaving hospital after his Coolie accident
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is grateful to everybody who prayed for him during his accident on the sets of Coolie, 33 years ago.
The 72-year-old actor took to Twitter on Sunday (2) to share the details about the accident that injured him badly.
He 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,” Bachchan wrote, alongside a picture where he is touching the feet of his father.
Bachchan suffered a near-fatal accident while shooting an action scene for Manmohan Desai’s Coolie in Bangalore in 1982, and took several months to fully recover.
The Piku star thanked his fans for their prayers and hailed his life post 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…”
Bachchan wrote on his blog that he will “never be able to repay” the gratitude of people who prayed for him.
“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 to you…
“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… It has been a debt on my shoulders… A happy debt… For I know that I shall never be able to repay it,” he wrote.