Big B recovers, talks to fans on flooding woes in Mumbai


"Pain in the stomach has gone. Life is pleasant. Sometimes, Amitabh Bachchanits better to execute caution and desist from overboard exuberance on one's condition, for fear of it going all wrong again!," Bachchan wrote on his blog after his family returned from Singapore.

His wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya were in Singapore to be at their family friend Amar Singh's side during his kidney transplant operation.

However, the actor stayed back as he has been on physiotherapy with sound and laser at home due to backache and used his time to discuss about the problem of flooding during heavy rains.

Big B said doctors have told him that the backache was due to the way he sits on the chair and the way he bends to address "MR MACBOOKPro" (laptop to write his blog and interact with readers) and hence he has been advised to sit on two extra pillows and a dog collar band around the neck.
The actor said that municipal authorities visited him yesterday to explain certain facts and measures being taken to solve the problem.
"They had been disturbed to read my description on the blog of the situation and desired to come over and explain," he said.

"The suburbs where I live and particularly the Juhu Scheme is a low lying area. These were swamp regions without any life or existence. Jaya and I waded through tall grass on foot to get to 'Prateeksha' and approved the place because we felt it was the edge of then Bombay and a place of peace," Bachchan wrote on his blog.

The superstar, however, is concerned about the rampant development around the area and the shortage of space.
"The canals have colonies living on its banks due to shortage of space, not to mention the massive construction boom accelerating its pace every hour. When nature strikes, it would be humanly impossible for any administration to bring relief," he said.

The actor said that even a city like New York is working to "keep up with modern terms and conditions."
"I believe all fast growing and developing metropolises in the entire world face a similar problem. Mumbai is no different," he said.

The actor hopes that with new funds in place and "an initiation by the Prime Minister himself", the people living along the canals will be moved to alternate locations.
The actor signed off with an "immediate warning and caution - 24th of July 2009. Reason. Its going to have the highest and strongest high tide of the decade !!."

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