Unbelievable! Megastar Amitabh Bachchan slapped
Well, it sounds like a fake story but it is true that megastar Amitabh Bachchan got slapped and the most funniest part is that he got slap from a monkey. The incident dates long back during the shooting of ‘Ganga Ki Saugandh’, co-starring Rekha, Pran and Amjad Khan, in Haridwar. It was an heroic action scene in a horse back when Big B encountered with some dangerous langoors.
Here’s how Big B narrates the incident:-
A picture that takes me back to the days of shooting for Ganga ki Saugandh.
This is on the road as we drive to Laxman Jhula, near Haridwar, over the sacred
Ganges, where we were shooting a sequence. For the first time and perhaps the
last, I was asked to gallop on horseback on the bridge itself. It is a very
delicately built construction at a height of approx a 100 feet above the river,
of thin ropes and some iron and just about enough width to take single filed
devotees on foot. Sultan Ahmed, the director wanted reality, and when the local
army group that was with us assisting in the shoot, declined to allow any from
their group to ride on, considering it to be too dangerous, he asked me to do
it live .. which ... yes I did ..! They were wild days then and such heroics
were the order of the day !
But back to the picture. This a moment while driving back to our rest house in Haridwar. On the road are these monkeys called 'langoors' ... they have almost white faces and grey skin texture, very long tails which possess the strength of an elephant, loitering about in search of food. When a car stops, they actually come alongside and virtually beg for food to be given to them. I got off the car and fed several of them with gram and bananas, as can be seen by one of them reaching out.
An almost domestic like script followed soon after this photograph. The other two or three 'langoors' by the side, noticing that my attention was dedicated to this one fellow, angered, jumped up and slapped me on my face .. human like .. demanding that attention be paid to him also ...
I cannot remember if it was a female ... !!! ha ha ah ..
That person by my side is my make up man Deepak Sawant .. he has served me for over 35 years ! And is still with me !!