August 25, 2021
Remembering Yash Chopra's 'Kaala Patthar' (1979), Amitabh Bachchan shared the iconic film poster on Instagram and revealed that he had worked in a company's coal department in Kolkata.
That, he said, was his first job before he got his break in films. In the caption to the picture, Big B exclaimed: “42 years of KALA PATTHAR .. !!! phew !!!”
Amitabh Bachchan’s famous line in the film – “My pain is my destiny and I can’t avoid it” – is counted among Hindi cinema’s unforgettables.
‘Kala Patthar’ was believed to be inspired by the coal mine disaster that claimed 375 lives at Chasnala near Dhanbad (Jharkhand’s coal district) on December 27, 1975.
Apart from the Big B, the film’s star cast included Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh.
Kaala Patthar narrates the tale of Vijay Singh, a disgraced former navy officer who had been branded a coward and had chosen to work at a coal mine out of guilt.
When the mine gets flooded, Vijay is among the miners who get trapped.
The iconic actor awaits his forthcoming film ‘Chehre’, a thriller, also starring Krystle D’Souza, Rhea Chakraborty, Siddhanth Kapoor, Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Raghubir Yadav.
The film, which is slated for an August 27 theatrical release, has the Big B playing a lawyer and Emraan, a business tycoon.