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MGR and Big B

July 7, 2008

This is from the interview of Amitabh Bachchan to Times of India. It was published in Chennai Times on April 27th 2008. His fans fondly call him Big B. One of the Box Office Emperor in Hindi movies.

One of the fight scene involved in the movie “Coolie” Amitabh Bachchan has to fight with Puneet Issar (the one who acted as Duryodhan in Mahabaratha TV serial) during shooting a table got stabbed in his stomach area but Bachchan did not worried about that but later it became complicated and he was in near to death, all these happened in 1982. He survived and came back to acting within few months.

Amitabh Bachchan remembered it in that interview this is what he said to Rinku Gupta.

“I have worked with a lot of production houses like Gemini, AVM and others. The Southern Actors like MGR, Sivaji, Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalitha and others always treated me with great respect and love. I was very humbled when MGR undertook a difficult penance in a temple for my good health, when I had a major accident in 1982. He was a great personality.”

Chief Minister MGR, Ambitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi in Filmfare award function in 1978.

MGR movies such as “Malai Kallan” and “Enga Veetu Pillai” were remade to Hindi. But MGR has acted only one movie in Hindi “Ek Tha Raja” and Amitabh’s one movie remade to Tamil and MGR acted in it the name is “Sirithu Vazha Vendum” (Janjeer).

For information: Big B is also writing a Blog

Filmfare award image provided by Ithayakani Vijayan.