The veteran star was involved in an infamous accident on the film after which he spent several weeks in hospital.
Amitabh accompanied his picture with an empowering message. Making full use of Twitter’s extended character limit, he wrote, “Felled by a punch in the film Coolie.. almost dead .. got up, survived, recovered and started again from where I left off .. punching the punch that brought me down .. !! Get up and fight !! Never give UP!”
While shooting a scene with co-actor Puneet Issar, Amitabh mistimed a jump and injured his abdomen. According to him, he was clinically declared dead for a few minutes and spent several weeks in hospital, partially in a coma-like state.
During his hospital stay, rumours of his death began doing the rounds, with many fans offering prayers. After a miraculous recovery, Amitabh resumed shooting six months later.