When Amitabh Bachchan was declared 'clinically dead'; here's how Jaya Bachchan reacted
Jaya Bachchan once spoke about her mental situation when Amitabh Bachchan had a fatal accident on the sets of Coolie
In 1982, Amitabh Bachchan had a rebirth, the superstar survived the fatal accident on the sets of Coolie. Because of that, he underwent several emergency operations and procedures.
It was reported that during the operation in 1982 August, Amitabh couldn't come back to his senses after being given anaesthesia.
Amitabh's kids Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek were kids at that time, and they had no idea what was going on and what happened to their dad.
After staying long in the hospital, when Jaya went home to check her kids, she got a call from her brother-in-law to return.
When Jaya reached the hospital, she was advised to be strong and was told that Amitabh was not responding to any treatments anymore.
Jaya had remembered a doctor telling her that only prayers would work now. Remembering that day, Jaya said she held a Hanuman Chalisa in her hand, but she couldn't read it.
In Simi Garewal's chat show, Jaya had said, "When I had reached the hospital where my brother-in-law said, "Where were you, we were searching for you? We have been looking for you?" And I said I went home to see kids. Then he sort of took me up, he asked me to be brave and then I am going to tell you. I was like, no it's not possible, he's not going to do this. I know it's not possible. I had the prayer book in my hand, hanuman chalisa. Dr Dastoor passed by and said, 'It's only your prayers that'll help.' But I couldn't read it. I couldn't see what they were doing but I could see that they were pumping his heart, they were giving him injections. And after they gave up, I saw his toe move, and I said, 'He moved, he moved.'"
When Simi asked Jaya what was going through her mind all throughout this, Jaya had said, "I think I had just stopped thinking about what could have happened or what can happen. I was sort of always felt that he'll fight. He'll overcome all his problems. And because in Bangalore, he was very bad. He said certain things to me, that were there in my mind and there was no way that he's going to let us down. That was the faith I had."