Amitabh Bachchan 34 years ago on this date regained consciousness after a near-fatal accident while filming Coolie and the actor remembers the day as his second birthday. Amitabh Bachchan was shooting the climax action sequence with Puneet Issar and they were pretending to trade blows, when an ill-timed jump caused the superstar to get near-fatally injured. The actor was hospitalized, and was in a critical condition for over a week as a whole nation went to places of worship, to pray for the superstar. Eventually, the superstar did rise, and fans all over the country were overjoyed. This comeback is referred to the superstar's rebirth.
He tweeted, "Some years you do not wish to remember. Thank you to them that prayed for me," whose actual birthday falls in October 11. He even retweeted most tweets that wished him for his second birth. While son Abhishek tweeted, "I can't even remember how many times I would drape a bedsheet in the same way and re-enact this sequence from "Coolie". Would make my friends play the role of Zafar and shoot me with a plastic play gun and I would play the part of Iqbal. Yup, I learnt very early in my life that God made only one Amitabh Bachchan. Happy second birthday Pa. You are my inspiration. "