Amitabh Bachchan has admitted that it was Balasaheb Thackeray who stood firmly behind him when the Bofors storm was brewing in the background. The actor, at an event, said he shared a "very intimate and personal" with Bal Thackeray.
As reported on several websites, On Thursday, at the at the release of a teaser of the biopic on the late leader, Bachchan shared anecdotes to share on how the late Shiv Sena patriarch helped him over the roughest patches of his life. "(He said) 'Tell me whether what is happening is right or not and tell me the truth'. I said, 'Balasaheb there is no substance in this'. He asked, 'Are you telling the truth'. I said yes. He said 'Don't be scared'. He then told me to stay indoors as a storm was brewing outside. 'And when the storm subsides, walk out with your head held high and I will walk with you'," Mr Bachchan was quoted as saying.
Balasaheb, Mr Bachchan said, had even helped save his life after the near-fatal accident on the sets of the film "Coolie" in 1982. "I was brought from Bangalore to Mumbai. It was raining and there were no ambulances available. At that time, it was the Shiv Sena ambulance which came to take me to the hospital," Mr Bachchan was quoted by NDTV as saying.
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