Amitabh Bachchan's office Janak flooded, he helps staffers
Mumbai : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a late night blog post revealed that his office – Janak – was flooded due to heavy rain and flood caused due to cyclone Tauktae. In his post, he also mentioned that some of his staff members were affected due to the cyclone.
"There is an eerie silence in the midst of the cyclone... the pounding and the lashing rains all day... trees fell, leakages all over, flooding in the vulnerable Janak Office... impromptu plastic cover sheets still in prep for the heavy monsoon rain, ripped apart... sheds and shelters for some staff blown away," read an excerpt from Amitabh Bachchan's blog.
Mr. Amitabh Bachchan also mentioned that he helped his drenched staff members who were there to minimize the loss in his flooded office. He gave them clothes from his personal wardrobe - particularly jerseys of Chelsea and Jaipur Pink Panthers.
"But the spirit of fight impregnable... all hands on deck, stepping out, repairing, preventing helping in extenuating circumstances drenched but on it. Staff simply amazing in such conditions... their uniforms wet and dripping but they continue... gave them dress changes urgently in this strife, from my own wardrobe and now they proudly move about as Chelsea and Jaipur Pink Panther supporters! In their team shirts and tees, some afloat in them and some squeezing their shape into them," read Mr Bachchan's blog post.
Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in Gujarat at around 8.30 pm on Monday, packing winds with speeds of 155-165 kilometres per hour, gusting to 190 km/hour. The cyclone brushed past Maharashtra, triggering strong winds with the highest-ever speed of 114 kilometres per hour in Mumbai.