Saturday, February 3, 2007

Eklavya: Amitabh Bachchan Saved by a Turban

I know this is old story and you have read it already. Yes, I found it interesting enough to write about. Amitabh Bachchan is lucky enough that he got miraculously saved by a long turban while shooting the flim.

Independent Online reported:

The 64-year-old actor, playing a royal guard in Eklavya, a period film about palace intrigue, was shooting a scene in which he had to pass through a herd of 400 camels.

The Mumbai Mirror newspaper said one of the camels suddenly landed a kick on Bachchan's head, leaving him dizzy for a few minutes.

"Mr Bachchan kept saying, 'The turban saved my life'," director Vidhu Vinod Chopra was quoted as saying by the daily.

"I would have never believed it happened, but then we spotted the camel in action on the monitor."

The headgear that Bachchan wore for the film is a traditional colourful turban worn by villagers in the western desert state of Rajasthan.

I am sure many people will be happy that Amitabh got saved. It will give another reason for the fans to go to the cinema halls to enjoy Eklavya.