Coolie

  • Amitabh Bachchan performed stunts in a body rig first time after his accident during 'Coolie': sources June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's fiction debut on the small screen with the series 'Yudh' just got a lot more dangerous. The actor is said to have defied medical orders to perform some forbidden stunts in a body rig. It's been 30 years since the Big B wore a body rig for...
  • Was ghost writer in many of my super hits: Govinda October 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Govinda who has penned the lyrics for his second music album 'Gori Tere Naina', has claimed that he has ghost written many songs and dialogues of his earlier hits. "I always had a flow with dialogues and songs. You might not know it, but in many of...
  • Mother of three becomes first woman coolie in Rajasthan March 17, 2013

    Jaipur: A 33-year-old widow has chosen the male-dominated profession of a railway coolie, becoming the first woman porter in Rajasthan. Manju Devi, a mother of three, was earlier a homemaker and decided to become a coolie after the death of her husband Mahadev, who also used to work as a...
  • Karisma: Would love to do a lighthearted comedy January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: After featuring in supernatural thriller 'Dangerous Ishhq', comebackactress Karisma Kapoor now wants to try her acting skills in comedy once again. She is eager to do a "lighthearted" comedy. "I never plan anything. As of now, I would like to do a lighthearted comedy," the 39yearold said here Tuesday. Karisma, who...
  • Happy b'day Big B: Thank you for the memories October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: There are certain people who should be treated with respect, always. The traditional Indian society keeps a check on its youngsters whether or not they are paying proper respect to people such as Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan. The kind of respect these people enjoy is...
  • Was declared clinically dead: Amitabh Bachchan October 11, 2012

    CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai took a trip down memory lane with the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan. In a candid interview he spoke about how the 'Coolie' accident where he was declared clinically dead for a few minutes, changed his life. Amitabh recalls the time and says, "I went into...
  • BigB's 786 Twitter days: Is 'Billa No.786' lucky? June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: For those of you following Amitabh Bachchan on twitter, he finally speaks about why all his tweets begin with a number it's the number of days that he has been on twitter. Bachchan marked his 786th day on twitter with tweets on this lucky number charm that...
  • Manmohan Desai introduced vanity vans in B'wood April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is back to work at the studios after recovering from his abdominal surgery, says vanity vans, which are a common possession these days, were the luxury of a privileged few earlier. The 69yearold actor said that filmmaker Manmohan Desai had introduced the concept of...
  • Full recovery will take months, says Big B February 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan says that despite his improving condition he might have to stay at the Seven Hills Hospital here for a few more days. However, his full recovery could even take months, says the megastar. "Looks like a few more days then before they set me free... but recovery at...
  • Big B tweets 'All is well' after surgery February 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had a fresh bout of pain after undergoing an abdominal surgery, says he is recovering from his illness. The 69yearold took to his Twitter account to announce the same. "A day that brings you to the brink of wellness and pushes you back into the well...
  • Big B still not discharged from the hospital February 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, recuperating in SevenHills Hospital here after undergoing two abdominal surgeries, is likely to remain in hospital for some more time. The 69yearold actor was supposed to be discharged from hospital Monday, however, Amitabh revealed on his Twitter page that his release was delayed after he developed acute...
  • Big B to be discharged from hospital tomorrow February 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who underwent two abdominal surgeries Saturday, tweeted fans about his condition as soon as he could from the hospital bed and thanked them for their wishes, which he feels never fails. Big B's scheduled abdominal surgery went off smoothly Saturday morning at the SevenHills Hospital here. His...
  • Dad's surgery went off smoothly: Abhishek February 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's scheduled abdominal surgery went off smoothly Saturday morning and he is now resting in the hospital room, says his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan. "The abdominal pain was due to the pain that had started during the injury that he (Amitabh Bachchan) had got during 'Coolie' (in 1982)....
  • Big B in happy state before surgery: Doctors February 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, scheduled to undergo abdominal surgery here Saturday, was happy and cheerful before being wheeled into the operation theatre in the morning, doctors attending on him said. "Amitabh Bachchan had come with an abdomen complaint. The doctors found that surgery would relieve him. He is undergoing surgery right...
  • Surgery a legacy of 'Coolie' accident: Big B February 11, 2012

    New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be undergoing a minor abdominal surgery tomorrow, says that the problem is a legacy of the accident during 'Coolie'. The 69yearold actor suffered a near fatal intestinal injury on July 26, 1982 while filming a fight scene for 'Coolie' with costar...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to undergo surgery February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is to undergo surgery on Saturday morning after suffering from abdominal pain. The 69yearold star, however, has assured fans that the procedure is 'not too complicated' without disclosing the nature of the surgery. "A surgery that I shall be undergoing on the 11th morning and...
  • Politics did not suit me: Govinda November 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Govinda, who took a break of five years from films to join politics only to quit it later, says it was the worst decision of his life. Govinda, 47, who in 2004 was elected as the Member of Parliament from North Mumbai, admits politics did not suit...
  • Amitabh says he was reborn on August 2, 1982 August 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Though October 11 is celebrated every year as megastar Amitabh Bachchan's birthday, the actor says he was reborn on August 2, 1982, the day he recovered from a nearfatal accident while filming his superhit film 'Coolie'. "2nd August 1982!! The day I was revived after being clinically dead after 'Coolie'...
  • Big B cherishes Husain's paintings June 9, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan today mourned the death of M F Husain and said the best gift he received from the celebrated artist was a painting of Lord Hanuman when he was recuperating after an accident on the sets of Coolie. "M F Husain, artist, painter, friend... passes away! Sad,...
  • 'I got liver cirrhosis from 'Coolie' accident' April 24, 2010

    Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Saturday revealed he suffers from liver cirrhosis even though he doesn't drink alcohol. The actor said he contracted the disease after his near fatal accident while shooting Coolie in 1982. "Friends, relatives, well wishers and the workers and staff of our pharmaceutical factory, all lined up (to...
  • Coolie No 220 aims to be MLA No 1 June 18, 2007

    Varanasi: After carrying the enormous baggage of train passengers for over three decades, a dusky coolie now aspires carting the hopes of 3.5 lakh voters of his native district of Deoria. Amiruddin Bhai (48), the redclad Coolie No 220 of Varanasi railway station since 1975, is set to contest Uttar...
  • Hit by the blast, coolies speak up June 19, 2007

    Wagah Border: Over a thousand coolies on the Wagah border make their livelihood by carrying goods from the Indian side of the checkpost across to Pakistan. CNNIBN met some of these porters to find out how they could be affected by the attack on the Samjhauta Express. ...
  • Police says Big B security not trimmed September 25, 2006

    New Delhi: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan played the role of a coolie in the famous film, Coolie but on Monday it was the turn of coolies in Kanpur to show their solidarity towards Bachchan. Dozens of coolies took out a silent procession in Kanpur to protest against the Maharashtra government's decision to...