How Amitabh once accidentally hurt Vinod Khanna!

How Amitabh once accidentally hurt Vinod Khanna!

Vinod Khanna was the one who came the closest to Amitabh Bachchan and challenged his No.1 status in the seventies and eighties - but despite being on-screen rivals that duo shared a great camradie.

A day after Khanna passed away, Big B took to social media to pour out his emotions and also narrated several anecdotes about how well they knew and respected each other. The two, had co-starred in several hit films of the time like 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Parvarish', 'Khoon Pasina' and 'Muqaddar Ka Sikander'. The first film they worked in together was in Sunil Dutt's Reshma aur Shera.

A emotional Bachchan wrote: "The sudden passing of his Father soon after our work together in ‘Reshma’..I being with him in his hour of grief .. and then .. the amazing chemistry of the several historic films that we did together .. an association that was so loveable and considerate .. spending time in each others make up rooms, sharing our lunch, just biding time and talking of all kinds of talk .. the late shoot pack ups and the beyond midnight drives to Juhu Beach, to just sit with our directors and he to have a drink, and I mine ( I used to in those days)."

Narrating an incident from the sets, he wrote: "......That guilt ridden incident when I had to fling a glass in a scene towards him and it accidentally hitting his chin, cutting him open right through to his teeth .. the remorse regret and guilt within me to date for that unforgiving accident .. rushing him to his doctor, late at night, getting stitched up, driving with him to his house to settle him in and to just keep apologising for this horrific accidental slip.."

On his first encounter with the handsome star, Bachchan writes: "I first saw him entering the Ajanta Arts office in Bandra, of Sunil Dutt, where I was making my way to seek a job .. a most good looking handsome young man .. a body in elegant frame ..  a swagger in his walk .. and a gentle smile as he looked towards me .. it was 1969 .. he was working in the Ajanta Arts film, ‘Man ka Meet’ .. I was struggling to get a role, any role, anywhere .."

Speaking on the shoot of Reshma aur Shera, he said: "...driving in the scorching heat of the deserts of Rajasthan to the location, Pochina, in the sands of nowhere near civilisation .. living under one tent - Vinod, Ranjit, Thapa Saheb, Ali Raza saheb about seven of us in the same tent .. then similar number at a make shift residence in the city of Jaisalmer - Amrish Puri joining us in that room filled with all of us, living laughing, working .. carefree days .. the rigors of that location and its environs .."

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