Veteran actor Puneet Issar says he lost 7-8 films after he accidentally injured Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Coolie

Amitabh Bachchan is currently recovering from Coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: July 23, 2020 09:38 IST
Veteran actor Puneet Issar says he lost 7-8 films after he accidentally injured Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Coolie

Amitabh Bachchan is doing well and recovering fast at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. The actor contracted the novel COVID 19 virus on Saturday and soon got admitted to the hospital. Millions of his fans have prayed for his quick recovery. This isn't the first time either that Amitabh was suddenly rushed to the hospital. The legendary Bollywood actor was once injured on the set of Coolie. Now in a recent interview actor Puneet Issar has opened up about accidentally injuring Amitabh Bachchan.
 
Issar said, "My encounter with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was rather unfortunate. I remember while shooting for 'Coolie', we had to perform this particular action sequence. The timing during the final take did not match and I accidentally injured Mr. Bachchan."
 
The actor also recalled meeting Amitabh Bachchan at the hospital. He said, "He was so kind. He knew I was worried and he greeted me with so much warmth when I went to see him at the hospital. He said that he knew what I was going through because a similar accident happened between Vinod Khanna and Mr. Bachchan, where he accidentally injured Vinod ji, which cost him eight stitches on the forehead."
 
Puneet further said, "But the great man that he is, he put his arm around my shoulder and walked me till the gate to show everyone that there was no bad blood between us. My wife even donated blood to him."
 
The actor also spoke about his career after the accident. He said, "I lost about seven to eight films after this incident, until (the TV show) 'Mahabharat' came my way. Initially, I was called in for the role of Bhim but I was keen to portray Duryodhan. I recited Duryodhan's dialogue and bagged the role. The rest is history."




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