Did you know what happened to Amitabh Bachchan while shooting for ‘Khuda Gawah’?

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There is hardly any corner in the world where Amitabh Bachchan‘s fan-craze is not seen. The Bollywood actor, who steals the thunder with his charm and down to earth nature, is known for his phenomenal acting skills all across the world.

Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Khuda Gawah’ opposite the legendary actress late Sridevi was released in the year 1992. There are some amazing stories from the sets of ‘Khuda Gawah’ in Afghanistan.

Amitabh’s film ‘Khuda Gawah‘ was shot in Afghanistan. It was said that it was Big B’s idea to shoot in the rocky wilds of Afghanistan to add more authenticity to the film.

The President of Afghanistan, Najibullah Ahmadzai, was a huge fan of this Bollywood star. He made sure to look after the security of Amitabh Bachchan in his country. While Bachchan was shooting in Afghanistan, he was provided with the half of the country’s air Force for his security. Sridevi and Amitabh’s film ‘Khuda Gawah’ was one of the most watched and loved Indian films in Afghanistan.

A few years back, Senior Bachchan took to his Facebook account to share his experience of shooting in Afghanistan. The land, with a rising political temperature, was a perfect environment for the film.

 

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With kind words, the Senior Bachchan wrote,”There were security problems, of course, with tanks and armed soldiers all over the streets. Still, it’s been the most memorable trip of my life. The unit was invited by a group of warlords – Danny Dengzongpa, Biloo, Mukul and I boarded a chopper gunship, flanked by five other helicopters. It was an unforgettable ride. The aerial view offered us the vista of purple mountains turning pink and red because of poppies growing there. Time seemed to have stood absolutely still in the valley where the chopper landed. We could see a medieval castle-like structure in the distance. We were bodily lifted by the warlords and carried there because traditionally, the feet of the guest aren’t supposed to touch the ground. From the castle, we went to grounds where the Buzkashi tournament had been organized for us. Colorful tents had been set up, I thought I was in Ivanhoe land. The warlords insisted that the four of us spend the night there, the palace was emptied and the four of us kept eating and drinking and looking as if we’d wandered into an unbelievable fairy tale. We were smothered with gifts. In Kabul, the night before we flew back to India, Najab called us to the president’s residence and decorated all of us with the ‘order of Afghanistan’. That evening his uncle sang an Indian raga for us with impeccable ease. I don’t know where our hosts are, I often wonder where they are today”.

Amitabh Bachchan, praising the then president of Afghanistan, said in an interview to PTI, “When we were discussing the script of Khuda Gawah, I said let us go to Afghanistan to shoot. We went to Mazar-e-Sharif to shoot the sequence of traditional Afghan spot of Buzkashi. The President provided us with excellent security when the shooting was on. Fighter Jet planes were keeping vigil in the sky and Army tanks were at the side of the sets. It just felt like a battlefield.”

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