There was no accident, I am well: tweets Amitabh Bachchan


Amitabh Bachchan denies the report of road mishap while he was on his way to Kolkata International airport after attending the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival on November 10.

The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to inform his fans that he is well. “I am informed by concerned well wishers and media, that I had a close escape from a car accident in Kolkata, that is incorrect. There has been no accident... I am well,” Bachchan tweeted yesterday.

The report circulated all over the net that Big B narrowly escaped a vital accident last Saturday while he was on the way to the airport after attending the 23rd Kolkata International film festival. It was said that on the way to the airport, the rear wheels of his Mercedes got detached.

"The wheel on the left rear-end of the Mercedes carrying Bachchan got detached from the vehicle on Dufferin Road when he was going to the airport to catch a flight for Mumbai on Saturday morning," a senior official at the secretariat confirmed the incident to PTI tonight.

"The car was provided by a travel agency and we have show-caused it over the incident," he said adding that the agency was paid a huge amount for transporting the superstar. The official said the initial investigation revealed that the vehicle's "certificate of fitness" had expired long back but it was still in use.

According to a source in the secretariat, necessary action will be taken against the agency if any fault is found.  Big B was accompanied by a senior state minister in the car. After the accident, the superstar was taken in the minister's vehicle to the airport that was following the Mercedes, a senior official of the Kolkata Traffic Police said.

However, the megastar totally rubbishes the news report.