Looking back on ‘Kala Patthar’, Big B remembers along with coal mines

Mumbai, August 24 (IANS) Remembering Yash Chopra’s 1979 film ‘Kala Patthar’, Amitabh Bachchan shared a poster of the iconic film on Instagram, revealing that he had worked in the coal department of a company based in Kolkata.

That, he said, was his first job before he got his break in film. In the caption, Big B exclaimed: “42 years with KALA PATTHAR .. !!! Puha !!! ”

Big B’s famous line in the movie – “My pain is my destiny and I can not avoid it” – is counted among Hindi cinema unforgettable. ‘Kala Patthar’ was believed to be inspired by the coal mine disaster that killed 375 people in Chasnala near Dhanbad (Jharkhand’s coal district) on December 27, 1975.

Aside from Big B, the film’s star cast included Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh.

Big B wrote on Instagram saying, “It’s been a while … and so many incidents in the movie from my personal experiences when I worked in the refrigeration department of my Calcutta Company, my first job before I got into the movies. actually worked in coal mines in Dhanbad and Asansol. ”

The film tells the story of Vijay Singh, a disgraced former naval officer who had been branded a coward and had chosen to work in a coal mine of guilt. When the mine gets flooded, Vijay is among the miners who get caught.

The iconic actor is awaiting the release of his upcoming film ‘Chehre’, a thriller that also stars Krystle D’Souza, Rhea Chakraborty, Siddhanth Kapoor, Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Raghubir Yadav.

The film, scheduled for a theatrical release on August 27, features Big B, who plays a lawyer, and Emraan, a business magnate.


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