Amitabh Bachchan shares about Bal Thackeray: I'm alive today because of him
New Delhi : Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan recalls the day when an Indian politician came as a saviour to save his life. It was in 1982, when Big B suffered injury on the sets of Coolie in Bengaluru. He was brought to Mumbai in a critical state, but, due to the stormy weather in the city it was nearly impossible to find an ambulance to reach the hospital. It was only Bal Thackeray who ensured that a Shiv Sena ambulance was made available for the injured superstar.
Mr. Amitabh Bachchan recalled the incident at the teaser launch event of Thackeray, where he said that if it wasn't for Balasaheb, he wouldn't have been alive today. “Balasaheb helped me when I needed it most. If it had not been for him, I would not have been alive today. We were very close to each other. I respect him a lot.”
Amitabh Bachchan shared his bonding with Thackeray and talked about their special friendship. Describing him as a father figure, Bachchan shared another memory, from the time when he got married. Balasaheb had called him and said that he wanted to meet his wife, Jaya Bachchan. He'd welcomed her like he would his own daughter-in-law. Bachchan also said that he was surprised to find his picture in Thackeray’s room.
Coming to Thackeray movie, the biopic has been directed by Abhijit Panse. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the Shiv Sena supremo and Amrita Rao as Meenatai Thackeray. Presented by Sanjay Raut and produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Carnival Motion Pictures and Raut’ers Entertainment LLP, the film is scheduled to be released on January 25. Get set to enjoy a 'republic day weekend with a political genre movie.