Amitabh Bachchan narrowly escapes viral accident

Last week megastar Amitabh Bachchan narrowly escaped a vital accident. The accident took place on Saturday morning while he was on the way to the airport after attending the 23rd Kolkata International film festival. 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.